TSSA and RMT unions suspend second London Underground strike after reaching deal with Transport for London over ticket office closures

Wimbledon Guardian: The dispute is over proposals to axe ticket office workers across London Underground stations The dispute is over proposals to axe ticket office workers across London Underground stations

Tonight's tube strike has been called off after unions reached a deal with London's transport bosses over proposed ticket office closures.

The TSSA union and RMT unions have agreed to no longer take part in the industrial action, which was due to start at 9pm today and last for 48 hours.

The unions will now look at the deal that has been offered by London Underground after talks between the two parties by conciliation service Acas.

Two months of "intense talks" will now take place from tomorrow, alongside a station-by-station review which could result in some ticket offices remaining open.

The tube service was reduced to 70 per cent capacity last week after strikes from February 4 to 6.

The District Line Wimbledon branch ran at a reduced service and the Northern Line did not stop at South Wimbledon, Colliers Wood, Tooting Broadway or Clapham North.

The dispute is over proposals to axe ticket office workers across underground stations as Transport for London plans to introduce 24-hour 'night tube' services at weekends on the Northern Line.

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