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Cycle ban planned for Garden Bridge

London mayor Boris Johnson has confirmed proposals for a ban on cyclists using a spectacular new bridge over the Thames.

RMT and LU in Tube talks deadlock

RMT say "the ball is in management's court" while London Underground claim "the ball is now firmly in the RMT leadership's court".

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Capitals proposed footbridge

Garden bridge connecting Temple to South Bank Credit: Garden Bridge Trust

The proposed bridge designed by Thomas Heatherwick CBE to accommodate pedestrians and backed by actress Joanna Lumley, would provide a new route connecting the north and south of the capital. Thomas Heatherwick CBE is also known for his design of the London 2012 Olympic cauldron

Mayor orders Transport for London to fund Garden Bridge

Figures have been released on the proposed footbridge connecting Temple with the South Bank. Known as the 'Garden Bridge', Boris Johnson has ordered Transport for London to provide funding for the bridge of up to £30 million. The annual cost of maintaining the bridge is estimated to be £2.5 million.

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City Hall reveals the annual cost of "gardening" London's new Garden Bridge will be £2.5m. @itvlondon

TFL change claims system for delayed journeys

Transport for London are introducing a new system which they say will make it easier for customers to claim refunds for delayed journeys.

They can now claim refunds for service delays through using their online Oyster details instead of filling out forms online or on paper.

The new refund service will launch on Monday 23rd June and can be used by any customers who have experienced a delay within TFL's control of 15 minutes or more on the Tube and DLR and of 30 minutes or more on the Overground.

Mayor claims London is being 'held to ransom' by RMT

London Mayor Boris Johnson at London Bridge Underground Station Credit: Press Association

London Mayor Boris Johnson claimed this evening that London is being 'held to ransom' by the RMT Union over next week's planned Tube strike.

His comments came as talks between London Underground and unions bosses finished today with the planned three day stoppage still on.

The Mayor said: said: "Once again London is being held to ransom by a minority of just one union, the RMT, who, unlike the other three unions, and on a ballot taken last November with just 30 per cent support, is digging in its heels and refusing to play its part in shaping the future of the Tube."

"Less than three per cent of journeys involve a visit to Victorian era ticket offices, which cost Londoners £50 million a year to run. It makes absolutely no sense to keep them open.

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RMT member 'told Boris not to give in on ticket offices'

Boris Johnson has claimed that an RMT member told him not to "give in" on the issue of ticket office closures on the London Underground.

London Underground management and RMT leaders are involved in talks at conciliation service Acas as they attempt to avert a planned 72-hour Tube strike next week.

"He said 'I'm an RMT member. Whatever you do don't give in.This is the right thing to do' - and that's what we're going to do," the mayor said.

The union staged a 48-hour strike earlier this week.

Read: RMT and LU refuse to give ground in latest Tube strike talks

Sandwiches served as RMT and LU talks continue

Sandwiches have been served at Acas as talks between London Underground management and the RMT union continue.

ITV London's Political Correspondent Simon Harris tweeted:

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The two sides in the tube dispute are still talking at ACAS. Sandwiches now being served. @itvlondon

Read: RMT and London Underground refuse to give ground in latest Tube strike talks

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