FACT : London Underground has been running driverless trains since 1969!
FACT : Trains on the Docklands Light Railway are "driverless" but carry a member of staff who can drive, using a normally locked console, if needed.
fbb reckons that you're wrong, Christian.
This is the same desperate, tired rhetoric from a clapped-out, right-wing politician looking to pull up a few opportunist votes and it will backfire on Boris Johnson big time. London tube users know that it is the drivers who pull kids from under trains when automation fails to spot such potential tragedies, that it is drivers who evacuate in emergencies and that it was drivers who played such a crucial role in dealing with the 7/7 bombings deep under ground. Boris Johnson is prepared to take a lethal gamble with passenger safety in his quest for votes and just like his pledge of a “no-strike” agreement four years ago this is nothing more than unworkable hot-air, aimed at grabbing a few cheap headlines.
Pulling kids from under trains?
FACT. Since 1998 a fully driverless "tube" (thinks: can you have something that is both "fully" and "-less"?), without even a "train captain" or button pusher, has been running successfully on a line only a short journey from London.
We'll take reveal all tomorrow.
Next Blog : Tuesday 23rd April