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Next week's 48-hour Tube strike called off

By Rachel Bishop on October 9, 2014 2:41 PM |

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Tube strikes, which the RMT said would shut the Jubilee line, have been cancelled.

The strikes were planned for October 14-16 as part of a long battle over staff cuts that Transport for London said would save £50million a year.

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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.

East London to be hit by Tube job losses

By Rob Virtue on September 18, 2014 3:39 PM |

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The full extent of staff cuts on the Tube have been disclosed - and east London will be suffering disproportionately.

Jobs losses are being made as part of the planned closure of ticket offices and it will see some stations lose over half their workforce.

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Busy Wharfers will now be able to make more convenient journeys as
Transport for London (TfL) introduced contactless payments this morning on Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and National Rail services that accept Oyster.

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Calls have been made to rezone West Ham, Canning Town and four DLR station to increase the rate of regeneration in east London.

Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales said it would be unfair not to make the changes after Stratford was given the go-ahead to move from Zone 2 to 2/3 by 2016.

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