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Boris not interested in 'staring match' over Tube launch

Boris Johnson urged the unions to keep negotiating Credit: PA Wire

The Mayor of London has said further strike action won't "benefit anyone" as London Underground postponed the launch of the night Tube.

Boris Johnson welcomed the "positive discussions" between LU and the rail unions but said he "wasn't interested" in the service's delayed introduction.

The introduction of night Tube will be a hugely important moment for London and it's right that the positive discussions that are taking place with the unions should continue.

As I've previously made clear, I'm not interested in a staring match over September 12 and I want to see night Tube introduced this autumn.

Agreement on this is in everyone's interests - Londoners, businesses, visitors to our city and the hard-working London Underground staff who are central to making this happen.

Further strike action isn't going to benefit anyone and I'd urge the unions' leadership to keep talking so we can get on and deliver night Tube for London.

– Boris Johnson
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