Disruption could last until Thursday

A third 24-hour strike on the London Underground is set to disrupt commuters’ journeys across the city.

Strike action is scheduled for 7pm on Tuesday 02 November, but could affect transport until Thursday morning, Transport for London (TFL) warned.

The RMT and TSSA unions organised the strikes in opposition to plans to axe 800 tube station staff.

TFL said it expected to operate a restricted service on the tube, and warned that some stations may close as early as 10pm on Tuesday night.

However, over 100 extra buses will be in operation during the strike and planned roadworks have been put on hold.

TFL added that a 40 per cent service was achieved during the last walk-out.

General Secretary of the RMT, Bob Crow said: “All we have been asking is that the London Mayor stick to the pledge he made during his election campaign, when he too recognised that people wanted to see stations staffed properly.

“The message is simple: suspend these cuts and we will suspend our action,” he added.

London Mayor Boris Johnson said: “Londoners have shown that they will not be deterred from their daily business by these pointless strikes.

“The action of the union leaderships may cause some inconvenience but we are determined to keep the capital moving.”

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