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06.08.15

Track engineers take advantage of Tube strike to get work done in daytime

London Underground is taking advantage of the ongoing Tube strikes to carry out extra engineering work and get ahead of schedule.

It has been able to make progress on track replacement work at Walthamstow Central due to the city-wide halt in Tube services. Crossrail has also been given access to work sites in Liverpool Street, Bond Street and Tottenham Court Road to carry out extra work throughout the day and night while the strike action lasts.

Staff on the DLR, London Overground, tram and TfL Rail services are not on strike.

Steve Griffiths, LU’s chief operating officer, said: “I am sorry that many people’s journeys have been difficult this morning, but we are doing everything we can to get our customers around by other means. We are also taking advantage of the fact no trains are running by making progress with engineering work.”

Trade union members are striking until tomorrow morning, Friday 7 August. Passengers who would usually use London Underground are relying instead on service replacements including buses, trains, roads, river services and cycle schemes.

Comments

Berty Whyte   08/08/2015 at 14:57

well we can thank the RMT AND ASLEF for this work being able to carried out...getting these jobs done during zero train movements during DAY will save millions on the renewal and build costs

Nonsuchmike   13/08/2015 at 11:45

It's an ill wind ... as they say. It is equally important to realise that the Tube dispute is not so much about pay but about scheduling of rosters and hence quality of life for those running the service. What with the night bus service, Londoners will not know how well off they are to get home or to work overnight. Reminds me of the similar double fare service around Manchester in the 60s.

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