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The Tube has its busiest day - ever

The Tube has had its busiest day on record Credit: ITV

Figures released by Transport for London (TfL) show that October’s record for the number of customer journeys made on the Tube in one day has been broken again.

On Friday 4 December 2015, 4.821 million customers travelled on the Tube - making it the network’s busiest day ever.

That week was also the busiest in the Tube’s history with 28.76 million journeys, beating the previous record of 28.69 million journeys set in the week ending 31 October. In addition, 18 of the top 20 busiest days ever recorded on the Tube network are in 2015.

The daily and weekly records have been broken this year and TfL expects them to be broken again before the end of 2015. Overall, the number of customer journeys on the Tube has risen by a third since 2001, with the rate of growth increasing in the last five years.

Tube strikes suspended - but more to come

The planned Tube strikes this week have been suspended Credit: ITV

Two 24-hour strikes planned on London Underground this week have been suspended.

The industrial action, planned in response to concerns over the all-night Tube service, has now been suspended to 8 and 10 September - just days before the new service is due to launch on 12 September.

Nick Brown, LU's managing director, said: "It is good news for London that the strike has been suspended. We will now continue to work with the unions so that we can resolve this dispute and get on with delivering for our customers, businesses and London."

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: "Our negotiators have been able to make enough significant progress in talks at Acas over pay, jobs and night Tube to allow us to suspend this week's strike dates.

"We have still not reached a final agreement and as a result we are putting on additional strike action next month. In the meantime, the talks process will continue."

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London Tube strikes causes chaos for commuters

Commuters in the South are facing delays this morning as strikes on the London Tube are underway.

Members walked out last night for 48 hours in protest at the closure of all ticket offices, with the loss of 950 jobs.

Reduced services were running on most lines, whilst many tube stations were closed, causing travel chaos.