Drivers on a London subway line will stage one-day strikes on Dec. 24 and Jan. 5, their union said Tuesday, disrupting travel over the busy holiday...

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LONDON — Drivers on a London subway line will stage one-day strikes on Dec. 24 and Jan. 5, their union said Tuesday, disrupting travel over the busy holiday period.

Drivers on the Piccadilly Line, which runs from Heathrow Airport through central London, voted 77-15 to walk out on the two dates in their dispute over the demotion of a driver accused of running red signals, the Aslef union said.



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In a separate ballot, drivers on the District Line voted to work to rule Jan. 5 in a dispute over working conditions.

London’s overstretched Tube network often suffers breakdowns and delays and has been beset by labor problems in recent years, particularly as a much-disputed partial privatization goes ahead. London Underground officials said talks with the unions will continue.