Tube go-slow called off in safety row

A planned 48-hour go-slow by London Underground workers has been suspended following a breakthrough in a row over safety, union leaders announced today.

Members of the Rail Maritime and Transport union had been due to take industrial action tomorrow and Wednesday, which would have caused chaos for millions of travellers in the capital.

The union's executive decided today to suspend the action following agreement by LU to increase track inspection.

A series of meetings between LU and union leaders in the past week raised hopes that the industrial action could be averted.

The RMT has been calling for safety improvements, including more regular checks of the track, following two derailments in October.