Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed London's new 24-hour Tube service will not launch on 12 September as planned.
In a statement today, the organisation said that while practical arrangements to run the Night Tube were in place, ongoing talks with trade unions meant it won't be possible to agree rosters and communicate them to staff in time for the launch date.
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On Monday unions including RMT, Aslef and TSSA agreed to call off two 24-hour strikes as a "goodwill gesture" after talks with London Underground bosses made progress. Today TfL said it had engaged in "two weeks of constructive talks" with the unions, adding today's decision will "allow for the successful conclusion of those talks and agreement that delivers the Night Tube this Autumn, and avoids any further strike action". London commuters have already endured two strikes this summer.
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