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London tube strike threatens to throw Burton Albion fans’ Wembley travel plans into chaos

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 20, 2014

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BURTON Albion fans’ Wembley travel plans could be thrown into chaos after it emerged a strike could close the London Underground over the bank holiday weekend.

More than 20 coaches have already been filled for Monday’s trip to the capital, but with thousands of Brewers fans heading for Wembley, many were also expected to make the journey by train.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union and Unite voted for the strike action in a dispute over pay.

Transport for London said it expected the underground to carry on running, with striking workers to be replaced, but that it could not be guaranteed.

But union Unite predicted the possible strike of up to 40 technicians would force it to shut down.

According to its website, the union believes the tube would start shutting down on Friday evening so 'passengers are not stranded on tubes with no power'.

Any tube stike would also impact on Derby County supporters making the trip to Wembley for Saturday’s Championship play-off final against Queens Park Rangers.

Rams supporter groups have already taken to Twitter to warn fellow fans of the strike.

DCFC Southstand Rams tweeted: “Tube strike starting Friday night! Could be tricky getting to Wembley so plan ahead.”

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