Planned strikes on Merseyrail have been suspended after a "major breakthrough" in the guards-on-trains dispute.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union were due to stage a series of 24-hour walkouts in the coming weeks in the long-running row over the role of guards.
The union said all action had been suspended after the company tabled an offer it said guaranteed a guard on trains, as well as their safety-critical role.
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said:
Andy Heath, Merseyrail's managing director, said: