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Maintenance workers on London Underground have voted for a 72 hour strike from next Tuesday in a dispute over pensions and benefits.

The Tube Lines staff work on the Piccadilly, Northern and Jubilee lines and their absence, says the RMT union, will have a widespread impact across the network.

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Breakdowns on the Tube could be attended to in half the time if a trial which involves putting engineers on emergency response vehicles proves to be a success.

The joint initiative between British Transport Police, London Underground and Transport for London was launched at Canary Wharf on Thursday morning.

00jul17transport1.JPGThe Jubilee line upgrade cost £436million more than the original estimated figure - largely due to the flawed public private partnership agreement.

Transport for London has revealed that the signal upgrade, which ran more than 18 months over schedule, cost £721million, compared to the projected figure of £285.3million when the PPP contract was signed in 2002.

00jul17transport1.JPGThe long-overdue Jubilee line upgrade should be completed by the end of June, signalling an end to years of misery for commuters in Canary Wharf.

Transport for London has announced the final set of closures required to install a new signalling system and said that this will see an increase in trains at peak times from July.

00jul17transport2web.jpgThe full extent of weekend closures on the Jubilee line has been revealed and it's not good news for passengers.

London Underground will close all or part of the line on 32 days between now and the end of the year as signal upgrade work continues. And LU admitted there was only a "slim chance" all the work will be finished by New Year.