London Tube Closed Amid Strike Over Night Shift Work to Reopen Friday

© AFP 2022 / NIKLAS HALLE'N Protesters from the ASLEF and RMT unions stand at the locked gates of Brixton underground station during a tube strike in London on July 9, 2015
Protesters from the ASLEF and RMT unions stand at the locked gates of Brixton underground station during a tube strike in London on July 9, 2015 - Sputnik International
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The London underground system (Tube) will start operating as normal on Friday, following two days of closure amid workers’ strike, Transport for London (TfL) informs.

LONDON (Sputnik) – Volunteers have been deployed to help people get around the British capital and extra bus and river services have been running since Wednesday, when the strike started.

"There is no Tube service until Friday morning due to strike action," TfL said on its website, adding that Tube services "are expected to run as normal" on Friday.

Protesters from the ASLEF and RMT unions stand at the locked gates of Brixton underground station during a tube strike in London on July 9, 2015 - Sputnik International
London Subway Workers to Stage 24-Hour Strike Over Night Service Dispute
The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) metro system, tram, bus and TfL Rail services have been running as normal.

According to TfL, 250 extra buses have been running on key routes in London.

London Underground workers started a strike on Wednesday evening, amid a labor dispute with employers over pay and conditions for operating nighttime services.

Labor unions have rejected an offer from the authorities saying it did not include sufficient guarantees on the number of rest days Tube train drivers working night shifts would receive.

This is not the first time that Tube workers are striking over unfair night shift work. In July, the London underground was shut down for 24 hours for the first time in 13 years as train drivers staged a major walkout.

The Tube night service is due to start running in September.

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