New equipment has been put on some Jubilee Line trains that allows management, controllers and maintainers to get near live info from the trains equipment. It is transmitted via station WiFi. It would probably feel less like being spied on had we been told what was being done, before it was done.
Did bosses not think that when a new MCB appeared in our cabs, that professional and diligent train drivers would not want to know what it was for and whether we should use it?
This follows last month’s discovery of a secret "driverless" trial which took place on the Jubilee Line.
All of this points in the same direction: driverless trains. This tech could and should be a positive addition to the train ops essential safety role. But the truth is it’ll be used to remove drivers and in the meantime speed up the service the cost of safety once more.