Tube drivers set for Boxing Day strike

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Tube drivers have voted overwhelmingly to strike on Boxing Day, threatening travel chaos across the capital.

Residents in Tower Hamlets will be worst affected, with no London Underground trains running from Bromley-by-Bow, Stepney Green, Whitechapel, Aldgate East, Tower Hill, Bethnel Green, Mile End, or Canary Wharf.

While the Overground and DLR trains will both be running, travel from Hackney, Lewisham and Croydon to central London will only be possible by bus or mainline National Rail services.

Aslef, the union that represents Underground drivers, balloted its 2,200 members, 92.3% of whom voted to strike.

The drivers are in dispute with TfL regarding “equitable quality time off” and the union is seeking “substantial incentives” for working on what it calls and unsociable day.

If the dispute is not resolved, Aslef has said that it intends to take further action on January 16 and February 3 and 13.

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