Tube services operating on nine lines despite strike
29 Apr 2014 04:12 PM
London Underground (LU) still operated the train
services on nine lines despite the pointless strike called by the leadership of
the RMT union. As planned, services did not run yesterday on the Waterloo and
City or Circle lines, the stations on which are served by other
At the same time, the
highest number of buses ever operated in London - 7,961, which is 266 more than
usual - are, along with other TfL services, helping to ensure that London
remains working and open for business.
Many thousands of staff and volunteer Travel Ambassadors
drawn from TfL’s support functions are out in force working hard to help
customers and road users make their journeys.
strikes have been called by the leadership of the RMT union over plans to
modernise the Tube.
Under these plans, at the busiest stations there will be
nearly a third more staff visible and available to provide, on a permanent
basis, the face-to-face customer service offered during the London 2012
Visitors to London and people with disabilities will be
better looked after than ever before.
modernisation will see savings of £50 million a year which will be
reinvested in more frequent and reliable train services and will help keep
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