Tube strike to begin at 9pm tonight if last-minute talks between London Underground and RMT fail

The capital will face a 48-hour Tube strike starting tonight if last-minute talks between RMT and London Underground fail.

The strike will begin at 9pm tonight and end at 9.59pm on Wednersday.

RMT union members have voted to strike in a dispute over ticket office closures and job cuts. Last week, RMT and London Underground failed to come to a settlement to avert strikes.

According to various media reports, disruption could begin before the official walk-out and continue until Thursday morning.

Mick Cash, the RMT’s acting general secretary, said: “This dispute is solely about cash-led cuts to jobs and services that would decimate Tube safety.”

Mike Brown, managing director of LU said: “What I really want is constructive, alternative, positive proposals from the RMT, not just saying ‘no’ to everything we offer.

“We’ve moved a huge amount since the last series of strikes. I’m really totally bemused as to why this disruption to London is still being continued… obviously I’ll try and do everything up to the 11th hour.”

If the strike goes ahead, here’s how you can get around London.

Tube strike on 28th, 29th & 30th April - How to get around London

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