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Rail bosses claim RMT strike will not affect Tube travel

PUBLISHED: 08:00 23 June 2010 | UPDATED: 16:11 05 October 2010

RAIL bosses have pledged that a full tube service will run despite a 48 hour strike by RMT members working for Tube Lines on Jubilee, Northern, Piccadilly lines. The action which is due to start at 7pm tonight continues until 6.59pm on Friday (June 25).

RAIL bosses have pledged that a full tube service will run despite a 48 hour strike by RMT members working for Tube Lines on Jubilee, Northern, Piccadilly lines.

The action which is due to start at 7pm tonight continues until 6.59pm on Friday (June 25).

A Transport for London spokesman said: "Safety is London Underground's top priority and we would never run trains if it was not safe to do so. Should the action go ahead, we do not anticipate any significant impact to Tube services and London Underground intends to operate a full service on all lines."

But the RMT warned that the Tube Lines strike - following a nine to one vote for action - will have severe consequences, not just on the Piccadilly, Northern and Jubilee Lines but across the whole tube network as the Emergency Response Unit, dealing with urgent repairs that keep the system running, is run by Tube Lines on behalf of the whole of London Underground.

Passengers can check routes before they travel, by visiting www.tfl.gov.uk


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