London Tube strike: Services running as industrial action ends

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More than 100 stations were closed on Monday, according to transport bosses

London Underground is running as normal as the Tube strike which saw all lines closed has ended.

About 4,000 staff walked out on Monday morning in a dispute over proposals for 600 job losses, changes to working agreements and pensions.

Transport for London (TfL) said about 100 stations - mainly in central London - were closed by the 24-hour walkout and long queues were reported.

On Tuesday, all lines were up and running by 07:30 BST.

During the strike, commuters turned to other forms of transport or stayed away.

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Long queues for buses and taxis were seen outside Tube stations across London

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) claims 600 jobs will be lost under the TfL plans and its members face "detrimental" changes to their pensions and working conditions.

TfL said nobody would lose their job under current proposed changes. It had proposed not recruiting about 500 to 600 posts as they became vacant, in order to fulfil a previous funding agreement with the government.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the strike was "incredibly frustrating and disappointing".

"I know the RMT are unhappy with the deal we have from the government who attached many strings - I'm unhappy too - but the RMT should be working with me to remove these strings rather than punish Londoners," he said.

Downing Street condemned the strike due to its impact on passengers and businesses, calling it "deeply disappointing".

RMT members on the Tube are also taking action short of a strike until Sunday 10 July.

Station staff will not work overtime, which may result in short notice station closures, the RMT said.

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