Tube strikes that would have brought London to a standstill called off

Tube strikes that would have brought London to a standstill called off

The industrial action on Monday would have taken place while rail operators around the south-east of England also went on strike (Picture: Getty)

Tube strikes that would have caused a commuting nightmare for travellers in London have been called off less than a week before they were due to take place.

Union Aslef had previously announced its drivers would be taking industrial actionon April 8 and May 4 over proposed changes to working practices.

But following ‘quite intense’ negotiations with Transport for London, the strikes will no longer take place.

They had been due to go ahead on a day when public transport around the south-east of England was already going to be seriously impacted by a separate Aslef walkout.

On Monday, rail operators including Gatwick Express, Greater Anglia (with the Stansted Express), Southeastern, Southern and Thameslink will all be on strike.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, who is up for re-election in less than a month, wrote on X: ‘Good news for Londoners: Monday’s tube strike is no longer going ahead.

‘This demonstrates – once again – what can be achieved by talking and engaging with transport staff and trade unions rather than working against them.’

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