DSMs desperate to justify their existence are devising schemes to save money for LU in these stringent times.
LT Health & safety
Bank staff were alarmed to find out that the Kone standby escalator engineer was to be removed from the station.
It seems that London Underground has put the word out round its managers that uncovered duties are to be left uncovered unless it is really really definitely crucial to the station's safety.
London Underground's destructive urges continue unabated, with their latest effort - getting rid of emergency stop plungers on platforms.
Last month, there was water ingress at Paddington and the Fire Control Panel did not work. So had there been a fire, the system would not necessarily have kicked in to detect and suppress it.
LUL must have temporarily forgotten its commitment to a world-class customer service as it hospitalised two of its 'customers' by allowing them to be whacked round the face by an inter-car barrier at Mile End.
When local management left both CSA and SAMF duties uncovered at South Woodford, the Station Supervisor had an evening full of grief as he had to deal with everything alone and passengers vented their frustration about the closed ticket office and lack of help available.
As one of the Pier Walk (North Greenwich) brigade, I think that Jubilee Line weekend engineering work has become a safety issue.
Jubilee line drivers are rapidly coming to the conclusion that TBTC stand for Too Botched To Consider.
Wembley Park drivers are unimpressed with management's apparent inability to ventilate the depot properly.