Curse of the Night Tube strikes again as further delays to launch expected

Night Tube launch is becoming a farce

There are fresh delays expected for the launch of London’s long awaited Night Tube after a warning from union leaders that industrial action could put paid to the introduction of all night services this summer.

Despite the vast majority of unionised Tube workers now accepting the terms of the Night Tube, a row is brewing over the deal engineers on the various lines have been offered.

The RMT has said that a strike ballot of the 1,500 engineering staff who maintain the Piccadilly, Northern and Jubilee lines will be conducted, and the results announced within a fortnight.

Mick Cash, the RMT leader, said: “We may have settled the dispute for LU staff on pay and conditions but the idea that all outstanding issues have been resolved, not least the safety case and the engineers’ dispute is simply not true.”

A TfL spokesman said: “No date has yet been agreed for the launch of night Tube but we are working hard to deliver it for London as quickly as possible.”

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