London mayor condemned for train driver comments

London’s mayor, Boris Johnson, confronts extensive criticism on Friday after he advised latest indication arrangement being set up on more than a few London Underground lines might denote anyone might be taught to drive a train in “a just a few weeks”.

The comments were share of violence on the Underground’s alliance in an oration on Thursday evening. The arrangement has undergone a sequence of walkout in fresh months, both athwart the entire network and one person lines.

On the other hand, railway specialist and the arrangement’s security watchdog indicated that regulations even now need drivers on lines with the latest, additionally progressive indicating arrangements to experience complete guidance. Drivers require to be capable to drive trains by themselves when the much complicated parts of modern indication systems stop working and to get trains in and out of terminus.

Mr. Johnson raised a point in his lecture that, ever since Christmas, the segment of the Jubilee line amid Stratford and Neasden has been by means of a new indicating system that in general took charge of trains amid stations.