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Piccadilly Line Tube drivers' 52-hour strike suspended

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Image caption Drivers represented by the RMT Union had planned to take industrial action until Saturday morning

Tube staff on the Piccadilly Line have called off a 52-hour strike in a row over staffing and working conditions.

Rail, Maritime and Transport workers' union (RMT) members had planned to walk out from 21:00 BST until 01:00 on Saturday.

However, last-minute talks at conciliation service ACAS have seen the industrial action suspended.

If the strike had gone ahead, it would have coincided with England's World Cup semi-final against Croatia.

Up to 30,000 people are expected to be at Hyde Park, which is partly served by the Piccadilly Line, for a screening of the match.

The proposed strike action would have affected fans travelling home after the game, which kicks off at 19:00.

It would also have had an impact for crowds gathering for Donald Trump's visit to London on Friday.

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