Union attacks Boris 'u-turn' over night tube

Boris Johnson on LBC this morning Credit: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

The TSSA Union has accused Boris Johnson of 'bottling the job' after he admitted the night tube is not 'absolutely critical'.

London's Mayor made the comments during a radio phone-in show on LBC this morning. When challenged over whether the night tube would come into effect by host Nick Ferrari, Boris Johnson went on to say:

Speaking in December 2014, the Union's negotiator argued against the costs of a night tube:

The TSSA has long campaigned against the Mayor's plans for a 24-hour service - but it is now claiming he is dragging his heels, saying 'Passengers want it & our members are signed up to deliver it'.

The Union went on in a statement: