Newslinks: Boxing Day strike | Block closures | Southeastern | Morden strikes loom | Ken picks Val Shawcross

LondonUnlocked, The NewsEditorComment
  • Members of ASLEF have voted to strike on Boxing Day, capping of a year of strikes on the Tube.
  • Meanwhile, to better manage weekend closures and overruns, LU are considering block closures of the Tube for up to three weeks to carry out upgrade work.
  • The MD of Southeastern trains answers questions on the delays caused by snow on his routes a fortnight ago.
  • Going Underground flags a further strike for Northern Line drivers at the Morden Depot. With a minority vote getting them to this position, it's difficult to see the justification for going down this road.
  • And finally, Ken Livingstone has picked Val Shawcross as his running mate, signalling that he's going to fight the Mayor on transport issues during the campaign.