UK: London: Picadilly Line drivers to strike for 24 hours

23
Mar

Hundreds of drivers on the Picadilly Line are going on strike for 24 hours citing a “comprehensive breakdown” in industrial relations.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) on the Piccadilly Line will walk out at 9pm for 24 hours, and have more industrial action planned after the Easter weekend.

The union said no services will be run on the line, which is one of the busiest on the London Underground and serves Heathrow Airport.

They say there are “serious underlying issues” with the age of the trains.

LU said there will be no Piccadilly Line service from around 10.30pm and all day on Thursday if the strike goes ahead.

For people travelling between Heathrow airport and central London, Heathrow Connect and Heathrow Express services will be available to and from London Paddington station.

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