Tube strike set to take place on Saturday evening

Large queues for trains at West Hampstead Tube Station during the Tube strike on 29.04.14. Picture:

Large queues for trains at West Hampstead Tube Station during the Tube strike on 29.04.14. Picture: Nigel Sutton - Credit: Nigel Sutton

If you are planning on going out on Saturday night be prepared for a nightmare journey back home if you rely on the Tube.

London Underground workers are to stage a strike from 9.30pm on Saturday evening until 3.59am the next morning in a row over the sacking of a colleague.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union will walk out following a vote for industrial action over the dismissal of a driver for failing two breath alcohol tests.

London Underground said it had zero tolerance towards drugs and alcohol but the union has described its policy as “outdated and flawed.”