Two rail signallers' strikes which threatened to cause chaos for passengers have been called off.
Two rail strikes have now been averted after a deal was reached
Network Rail said thousands of signal workers no longer planned to walk out on Friday 21 July, or to stage a 48-hour walkout next week.
The company and the Rail Maritime and Transport union have agreed on a pay rise and the earlier implementation of a 35-hour working week.
Union members must vote on the deal in a ballot ending on July 28.
Under the proposed deal workers will receive a pay rise of 3.2% backdated to April, an increase of the rate of inflation plus 0.75% from April 2007, an increase in travel subsidies and improved London allowances.
Network Rail chief executive John Armitt said: "This is good news for passengers and freight customers, who are no longer facing the disruption of a strike.
"This is also good news for our people, who could soon have their new pay deal implemented.
"We hope RMT members will vote to accept this deal, which includes a generous rise in pay and benefits, and which would see the 35-hour working starting next month."
The RMT will recommend the pay deal to its members in its July referendum.