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PUBLISHED: 12:35 09 June 2009 | UPDATED: 09:42 11 August 2010

TRAVEL chaos is expected to hit millions of London commuters after talks to halt a 48-hour tube strike failed last night. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) are due to walk out at 6.59pm today (June 9.) If the planned strike goes ahe

TRAVEL chaos is expected to hit millions of London commuters after talks to halt a 48-hour tube strike failed last night.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) are due to walk out at 6.59pm today (June 9.)

If the planned strike goes ahead the entire tube network will be down until around 7pm on Thursday (June 12.)

Buses, DLR, and National Rail services will run as usual.

Mayor Boris Johnson has promised to put on extra buses, access to all Greater London National rail services with Oyster pay as you go, a free river shuttle and taxi sharing at major rail stations.

About 3,000 members RMT members balloted in favour of the strike. They are demanding a 5 per cent pay rise and a promise of no compulsory redundancy.

London Underground tried to strike a deal in last-minute talks last night (June 8), but after ten hours the two parties could not come to an agreement.


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