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A walk-out planned for the first day back to work after Easter has been cancelled following talks between unions and London Underground bosses.
Statements were released on Thursday afternoon saying an agreement had been reached on all issues. The fall-out was over allegations of management bullying and poor working conditions.
Tube drivers have voted overwhelmingly in support of strike action over a dispute on Bank Holiday working practices, meaning Londoners face Boxing Day disruption.
Last minute talks are still taking place between London Underground and union ASLEF in a bid to reach an agreement but the union revealed on Monday its members backed a walk out.
Train operators will not repeat the blunders of the Diamond Jubilee during the Olympics, they have assured the London Assembly.
With a constant refrain of "we've learnt lessons", transport and Olympic bosses explained themselves to members who cited the recent celebrations as a low point.
Freezing weather this weekend may have been the cause of severe delays which blighted the Jubilee line on Monday.
Engineers were replacing over half a kilometre of track on the outside section of the line this weekend and it's being looked into whether temperatures in the minuses impacted on the new equipment.
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.