Night Tube Nightmare

Submitted by Tubeworker on Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:09

Welcome though it is that Night Tube drivers have been able to move into full-time roles, it was somewhat remiss of LUL management to not arrange for their Night Tube posts to be filled - especially as there are plenty of Night Tube station staff who would willingly fill those posts.

Result: a massive shortfall in Night Tube driver numbers on the Piccadilly line, a ridiculously low level of train service, headways to make your eyes bulge, and grief for passengers, drivers and station staff.

Last weekend, only 8 trains were running on the line - yes, eight trains on the whole Piccadilly line. It took intense pressure from the unions to get management to agree that if headways go over a certain time, the service would be truncated or suspended. Otherwise, headways would be going over an hour!

Much though we'd like to be able to tell you that this is just a temporary blip, we can expect this chaos to continue until the end of the year. In true Orwellian style, the company thinks the best way to describe this is 'minor delays due to operational difficulties'. Welcome to the Ministry of Truth.

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