Normal Service Resumes after Yesterday's Tube Strike

TfL thanks passengers in London for their patience

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Transport for London says services have returned to normal this morning, Friday July 10 following the Tube strike, with customers thanked by London Underground for their patience during the action.

The unions are now being encouraged to return to talks to resolve the dispute.

The rest of the transport network worked well during the strike, with customers getting around with help from transport workers across the bus network, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail, Trams, river services and Emirates Air Line.

Many commuters also took advantage of the good weather, taking to Santander Cycles in double their usual numbers, or walking part or all of their journey to work.

TfL Travel Ambassadors, drawn from TfL's support functions, were out in force handing out walking maps and helping customers and road users complete their journeys.

Steve Griffiths, London Underground's Chief Operating Officer, sas: " We thank Londoners for their patience during the strike. We also thank the many transport staff who worked so hard to help Londoners and visitors to the city make their journeys.

"I'm sorry that people had difficult journeys yesterday and we are working hard to resolve the dispute. We are, as we always have been, ready to talk to the unions at any time. We have made a very fair and reasonable offer to our staff, which remains on the table and we are ready for talks.

" We have contacted ACAS and asked them to assist us in getting back around the table. We trust the unions will be ready to engage in meaningful talks to deliver Night Tube for London."

The RMT Union meanwhile has saluted the tube workforce for what it describes as solid, united and determined action and demanded that London Underground return to serious negotiations.

General Secretary Mick Cash says: " RMT congratulates the 20,000 members of all four tube unions who have stood united, solid and determined and who have shown the world that ‎you can stand and fight for workplace justice if you are organised and strong. They are a credit to the entire trade union movement."

You can read his full statement here.

July 10, 2015