They’re against driverless trains, they’re against turning dead ticket offices into thriving retail units, now they’re against the night tube. The unions hate that the transport system is evolving and they oppose every money saving or revenue raising idea; ideas which would help lower fares and improve journeys for Londoners. This lot, with their anti-progressive attitudes, are only fast tracking their way to extinction.
Move expected to save £5 million every year and provide a faster and more reliable Overground service
Making trains completely ‘Driver Only’ on parts of the London Overground would save an expected £5 million every year and provide a faster, safer and more reliable service.
Richard Tracey, London Assembly Member and GLA Conservatives’ spokesman for Transport condemns the threat of strike action by unions in response to TfL’s announcement that the old North London Line will become ‘driver only’ by December 2013 and the Gospel Oak to Barking Line in 2014.
Richard Tracey: “Crow can’t hold back driverless trains any more than Canute could hold back the sea”
GLA Conservative Group transport spokesman, Richard Tracey AM, has criticised RMT leader, Bob Crow’s call for strike action against the introduction of driverless trains and described him as a modern day King Canute.
GLA Conservatives’ transport spokesman, Richard Tracey said this morning that news of five days of Tube strikes proves the need for driverless trains.
Tomorrow morning, 23rd May 2012, members of the London Assembly will question the Mayor of London Boris Johnson on issues relating to his role. This is the first Mayor’s Question Time since the election.
PRIORITY QUESTIONS TABLED BY CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS
Driverless Tube Trains
Question No: 1119 / 2012
In the light of Londoners recent endorsement of your policies, will you push ahead with the introduction of driverless trains on the Tube as quickly as possible?
Richard will push the Mayor on the timetable for converting the Underground to a driverless system. Richard authored a report advocating the change over to a driverless system which was subsequently adopted as policy by the Mayor.
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