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The Guardian summarises the latest on the National Rail strike, due 6 April:

"...train operators [are drawing] up emergency timetables and warned that only one in five trains would run over the four days from 6 April if the action went ahead."

Meanwhile, the BBC reports that Network Rail has served papers on the RMT challenging the validity of the strike.

In London, the RMT is balloting its members for strikes over the plans by TfL to axe 800 jobs on the Underground. Calling TfL's moves reckless, Bob Crow for the RMT has said the cuts would turn Tube stations into "a muggers' paradise." TfL meanwhile call the threat of strike action "unjustified and kneejerk."

A summer of discontent in the city? It's certainly looking that way.