Booze ban 2008

New Year Without The Booze Tubeworker Sun, 12/28/2008 - 19:38

New Year's Eve approaches, and it is the first one on which passengers are banned from boozing.

Doubtless, LUL will expect us to be the party poopers, demanding that our 'customers' dispose of their bevvies before entering the station or boarding a train. And equally doubtless, the policy's architect - Boris Johnson - will not be on the gateline or the platform taking the grief. On the day that his booze ban came in, he was sunning himself on a yacht off Turkey while Tube workers had a pretty hellish night.

Thanks To You ... Tubeworker Wed, 07/16/2008 - 18:37

... but not so much thanks to you.

Management decided to reward King's Cross staff for dealing so professionally with the chaos on booze ban party night. Anyone would think management were embarrassed by their own inadequate preparation.

The £100 'Thanks To You' vouchers were most welcome - until staff discovered that some of their workmates had only got a tenner. So much for management's gratitude: sounds more like a divide-and-rule tactic to us.

Plan? What Plan? Tubeworker Sat, 06/07/2008 - 14:55

It seems there may be another booze ban party tonight, this time in defiance of rather than just in protest at the new no-alcohol rule.

But worry not, BTP apparently 'have a plan' this time round. Let's just hope the 'plan' doesn't involve turning up two hours late and then legging it.

Staff Assaulted As LUL Fails To Protect Us During Booze Party Tubeworker Sun, 06/01/2008 - 11:32

The proverbial well and truly hit the fan last night when the booze ban party turned nasty. At least seven staff were assaulted, and half a dozen stations closed due to either overcrowding or bad behaviour as the Circle line became a party venue. Trains were damaged and taken out of service.

Your Round, Boris Tubeworker Sat, 05/31/2008 - 17:23

With the booze ban starting tomorrow, Tubeworker is particularly looking forward to seeing how it is enforced at Stratford station.

A station jointly operated by LUL and national rail services, one particular pair of platforms is LUL on one side, national rail on the other, and guess what's in between?

Yup, a bar.

Handy Hints For Booze Ban Tubeworker Wed, 05/28/2008 - 07:34

As Boris Bans Booze day fast approaches, management have produced a helpful guide to how we are supposed to enforce it.

BoJo Bans Booze Tubeworker Thu, 05/08/2008 - 21:09

New Mayor Boris Johnson is to ban the drinking of alcohol on London's public transport.

For those of us who have to deal with drunk, abusive and puking passengers, this might sound like a good idea. But think, and read, a bit further. According to BoJo, this ban will be enforced by staff as well as BTP. So, staff then, as we rarely see the BTP when we might actually need them.