Tube strike to begin at 7pm after legal challenge fails

A 48-HOUR tube strike looks set to go ahead after a legal challenge to halt it failed. Tube Lines had tried to prevent the strike by members of the Rail Maritime and Transport union over pay, jobs and conditions. But after a legal challenge failed this af

A 48-HOUR tube strike looks set to go ahead after a legal challenge to halt it failed.

Tube Lines had tried to prevent the strike by members of the Rail Maritime and Transport union over pay, jobs and conditions.

But after a legal challenge failed this afternoon, the strike looks set to begin at 7pm this evening.

Tube Lines said it was challenging the accuracy of the RMT's ballot, claiming the union had given information that 47 advanced train maintenance staff had voted, when only 30 were employed.

A planned 72-hour strike by RMT members on London's Docklands Light Railway from 4am on Wednesday has been suspended following a new pay offer.

Three of the busiest lines - Victoria, Jubilee and Piccadilly - will be disrupted by the action, and RMT said the strike will affect the whole network. But Transport for London predicted business as usual with no major delays.