Morning update: Tube travel advice - service report
More than a third of services operated despite industrial action Tube bosses remain ready for constructive talks and maintain commitment to no compulsory redundancies Transport for London has thanked customers for their patience and determination, and s
* More than a third of services operated despite industrial action
* Tube bosses remain ready for constructive talks and maintain commitment to no compulsory redundancies
Transport for London has thanked customers for their patience and determination, and staff for keeping London moving, as Tube services in the Capital return to normal following industrial action called by the leaderships of the RMT and TSSA unions.
Despite the strike action well over a third of London's Tube trains operated throughout Tuesday. Good services operated across the bus network, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), London Overground, and Tramlink.
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Extra bus services were provided, along with extra capacity for an additional 10,000 journeys on river services, marshalled taxi ranks, and guided cycle rides. Volunteers were on hand at bus, Tube, and rail stations to help passengers and distribute walking maps and other useful information.
Now London Underground is calling on the leaderships of the two unions to abandon their pointless strike action and to engage in meaningful discussions.
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Mike Brown, London Underground's Managing Director, said: "I want to thank Londoners for their patience as they travelled around the capital and also for the support they showed to the many staff who were on duty yesterday. We heard from the unions that they were intent on paralysing London, but our customers and staff simply refused to let that happen - defying this cynical and needless strike action.
"We remain ready for constructive talks with the leaders of the RMT and TSSA at any time. It was LU that asked ACAS to invite the unions for talks last week, and we extend that invitation once more. But LU will not stay rooted in the past - we have been clear that we need to change, and we have a clear responsibility to provide value for money for taxpayers and fare payers. We are determined deliver that change in a way which is fair for our staff and customers, with no compulsory redundancies and stations remaining staffed at all times.