Week of London transport chaos feared due to next Tube strike

Week of London transport chaos feared due to next Tube strike

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The London Underground faces closure for almost a whole working week prior to the August bank holiday weekend due to the next wave of strike action.

Disruption is likely to be felt from Tuesday evening until Friday night, owing to the knock-on impact of each strike to the service.

The latest walkout by Tube staff will run for 24 hours from 6.30pm on Tuesday, August 25, into Wednesday, August 26, and again from 6.30pm on Thursday, August 27, into Friday, August 28.

Travellers to Heathrow will be among those affected following two 24-hour strikes that caused chaos on the network.

The dispute is over plans to run an all-night Tube service from September 12.

The latest action would be the most damaging walk-out — hitting tourism and costing businesses hundreds of millions of pounds in lost revenue, according to the Times.

The protest has been called by the Rail, Maritime and Transport union, the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association and Unite.

Another union that has taken part in previous strikes, Aslef, has yet to confirm that it would join the latest stoppage.

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: “It is in nobody’s interest that we put millions of people to disruption by not seeing Tube services operate.”

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