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By John Biggs

Transport for London is planning to close nearly all Underground ticket offices, including Canary Wharf, as the world uses Oysters and other contactless tickets.

It says there will still be staff on stations to assist passengers and few of us will notice the difference.

Tube strike called off after talks

By Rob Virtue on May 5, 2014 1:26 PM |

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Successful talks between Tube and union bosses have seen this week's three day strike suspended.

A 72 hour walkout was due to begin on Monday night over plans to close ticket offices across the network.

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A tube driver accused of driving a Jubilee line train while drunk has been found dead at his home the day before his trial.

Ian Comfort, 50, reportedly drank almost an entire bottle of vodka while driving the train on March 22.

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Tube workers are set to strike for the second time this year in protest to ticket office closures.

Members of the RMT union will strike from 9pm on Monday, April 28 for two days and then from 9pm on Monday, May 5 for three days.

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Services on the Jubilee line were hit by severe delays during evening rush hour on Friday after a passenger fell ill.

The incident took place just before 5.30pm at Westminster. The line was closed from Green Park to Waterloo.