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.
We all remember LUL management's pathetic lack of preparation for that night, and see little evidence that they are better prepared for Thursday night. So Tubeworker's advice is ... Don't put yourself in danger of a thump by trying to separate a reveller from his or her tipple; and remember your right to refuse work on the grounds of health and safety concerns.