When most people think of the Northern Line, they usually think of a loud, screechy, hot busy and very long journey.
Well, now union RMT has called industrial action over the horrendous screeching which happens on certain sections of the Northern Line. TfL has finally decided to fix this problem as works commence.
These works will, unfortunately, slow down all journeys as they put speed restrictions in place. They will also be required to close the night tube on October the 19th, November the 9th and November the 16th. Let’s hope though that this all results in a more comfortable journey for your hearing.
After their victory, RMT general secretary, Mick Cash, said, “This is a massive victory for the union, for our members and for RMT's strategy of declaring appropriate industrial action to leverage negotiations with the employer. Be clear about this, if we hadn't balloted and declared a programme of action from midnight we would not have secured this eleventh-hour agreement with London Underground”
The Northern Line's night tube will be closed for major noise reduction works
A TfL spokesperson also said, “Following constructive engagement with the RMT on the plans we have to tackle Tube noise, we are pleased they have suspended their industrial action. The health and safety of our staff and customers is our top priority and we will continue to progress a number of immediate and longer-term plans to help solve this complex issue.”