Tube drivers on the Jubilee and District Lines will launch strike action on Wednesday following a row over new timetables.

Transport for London (TfL) is expecting no service or a very limited service on the lines on June 6.

The Jubilee Line will have no service from Stanmore to Stratford while the District Line will run with severe delays.

A second 24-hour strike has also been planned for next Thursday, June 14, likely to bring more commuter chaos.

Strike action was announced after talks over the new timetables between the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union and TfL broke down.

TfL proposed to extend the peak services on the Jubilee line by an hour this month which it said will provide benefits for up to 320,000 customers each day.

The proposed timetable changes would extend the 30 trains per hour at peak times for both morning and evening peak services by an hour between West Hampstead and Greenwhich.

This would mean the morning peak time service started at 7:30 and the evening service started around 4:15pm.

The transport body said that the timetable changes “will benefit thousands” and deemed the industrial action “completely unnecessary”.

However, RMT union general secretary Mick Cash said: “Drivers are angry at the impact on work-life balance and rightly see this move as the thin end of a very long wedge that could see processes and agreements unilaterally shredded by Tube bosses.”

Commenting on the strikes the chairman of the London assembly transport committee, Caroline Pidgeon said: “Even at this stage I very much hope an agreement can be reached between the RMT and TfL.

“It is hard to underestimate the disruption that strike action creates for London’s economy and stress for Londoners.  The Tube is the lifeblood of London’s economy.

“When the Tube stops circulating it undermines the very existence of London as a vibrant city.”