COMMUTERS' travel misery has come to an end after rail strikes were called off.

Train drivers from three unions - Aslef, RMT and TSSA - suspended industrial action after bosses made them a new offer of pay and conditions.

Aslef was asking for a minimum pay increase of 2.5 per cent, a four day working week and a four per cent increase in the number of drivers employed by National Express East Anglia.

Workers began a third 48-hour strike after midnight today when the sides did not reach an agreement.

But it was called off early after bosses offered workers new terms and conditions which includes a 3.5 per cent pay increase over two years.

Aslef union general secretary , Keith Norman, said: “We have hammered out an amicable timetable for the resolution of the industrial relations difficulties which have divided us."

Bob Crow, RMT general secretary, added: “The movement on pay by National Express East Anglia has only been achieved by the rock solid support from staff working on the franchise for the three weeks of industrial action."

Andrew Chivers, managing director for National Express East Anglia, said: “We will endeavour to run the best service possible tomorrow, though there may be some residual delays and alterations to services as we restore the normal service."