Commuters will face severe delays as proposed tube strikes are confirmed to take place this weekend. Tube drivers are disputing over newly introduced schedules for night tube services. The night tube has not been running since the start of the pandemic.
The tube strike will begin place on the 26th November at 4:30am affecting five tube lines: Piccadilly, Victoria, Central, Northern and Jubilee. This will cause delays and a surge of passengers on the remaining lines all on the lead up to Christmas.
In the Evening Standard, Nick Dent, director of London Underground customer operations, said: “At such a pivotal time for the capital’s recovery, we are hugely disappointed that the RMT is threatening London with this unnecessary action.
“The return of Night Tube is a hugely significant moment for the night-time economy and for Londoners travelling late at night who will have improved journey times and an additional safe travel option. We have been meeting with the RMT for a number of months through ACAS to try and resolve their issues and we remain open to talking further.”
For more information on the strikes, head to TfL.gov.uk.
Words by Uzma Khan Subedited by Hassan Qadeer