Tube Strike Weekend: Even TfL Doesn't Know Which stations Will be Open

By Gary Cutlack on at

People outside of London will be pleased to hear that there's another tube strike on the way to inconvenience the workers of the capital, and this time it's going to be even less fun for those affected -- as there's no prediction of which lines, stations and services will be disrupted.

It's a big one this time too, with the RMT planning a 48-hour walkout of its staff from 9pm on Saturday over the usual complaints about ticket office closures and modernisation plans.

Transport for London says it's going to be tough to predict the impact of the action, with a spokesannouncer saying: "We are unlikely to know the stations that will be closed until the strike gets under way on Saturday," and that "We will open whichever stations we can, based on the staff who sign on to their shifts. Please allow more time for your journey on these days."

RMT general secretary Mick Cash explained what it's all about this time with: "The union demands to LUL on its Fit for the Future Stations programme are simple -- no imposed rosters, no short notice duty changes and no imposition of new framework agreements," also adding that "...the union cannot and will not sit back while safety-critical jobs, that are the eye and ears of the service, are ripped away from our stations." [Standard]

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