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London Underground strike: Croydon commuters warned to expect 'severe disruption'

London Underground strike: Croydon commuters warned to expect 'severe disruption'

Most Zone 1 Tube stations will be closed and there will be no service on the Victoria or Waterloo & City lines.

Last ditch talks aimed at averting a crippling 24-hour strike by London Underground workers will be held on Saturday.

If the strike goes ahead services will be severely disrupted until the end of service on Monday 9 January.

The Piccadilly line service are set to run between Hammersmith and Heathrow Terminals 1, 2 and 3, but will not stop at 4 and 5.

Brian Woodhead, London Underground operations director, said, “We have always committed to reviewing our new staffing model with the trade unions during its first year.

There will be no services on the Victoria and Waterloo & City lines if the strike go ahead.

The vast majority of London Overground services will also be up and running, but again they will be much busier than normal as everyone tries to find a different way to get to work.

"As a result of London Underground's failure to address the issues at the heart of the dispute the talks are adjourned and all action remains on".

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We encourage the trade unions to continue working with us in order to resolve this dispute and deliver the customer service our customers expect.

The General secretary for the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) Manuel Cortes stated that talks that have been taken place with the union have proved to no avail till now, and then said that they require hundreds of more staff members to be able to perform their duties so as to assure the operations of the Tube are carried out safely and to assure that the cessation of stations no longer continue to be a regular matter anymore.

"It is up to London Underground to take full responsibility for this situation and to come back to us with a serious set of proposals".

The unions met LU bosses for several sessions this week under the chairmanship of the conciliation service Acas but said no progress had been made.

There will also be limited services in outer London.

It added that the tube is reliant on staff working overtime on rest days and claimed that an overtime ban by station staff led to over 80 station closures in just over a month.

For customers travelling to Canary Wharf from central London, Docklands Light Railway (DLR) services will be running, however they will be busier than usual.