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London Underground unions suspend strike

Will continue to discuss halting proposed staff cuts. The cuts are part of Mayor Boris Johnson’s plan to remove ticket booths and place more staff members on platforms and concourses as riders switch to paying fares with Oyster cards that open gates automatically.

London bus drivers to stop taking cash fares

Ninety-nine percent of riders use Oyster fare cards, pre-paid tickets, contactless payment cards or concession tickets instead of currency. Cash payments cost £24 million a year and removing the option would create “significant” savings, transportation officials say.