Post a Comment Print Share on Facebook
Featured fenerbahce England EU Russia London
banner9

reads.

Modernisation on the Underground

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.

Commenting, Mr Tracey said:

“Bob Crow is a modern day industrial King Canute. He can’t hold back the tide of modernisation on the Underground anymore than the Dark Ages king could hold back the sea.

“If you want a safer, faster, more efficient, higher capacity Tube, then driverless is the way to go. The DLR is driverless, sections of the rejuvenated Thameslink will be driverless and metro systems the world over work perfectly well without drivers. Aeroplanes have been flying-by-wire for decades.

“This isn’t futuristic technology. It’s today’s technology and it should be grabbed with both hands.”

Mr Tracey is credited with beginning the debate on the introduction of driverless trains on the London Underground following the publication of his report in 2010 calling for a move to a fully-automated Tube system.

Richard Tracey is London Assembly Member for Merton & Wandsworth. 

Avatar
Your Name
Post a Comment
Characters Left:
Your comment has been forwarded to the administrator for approval.×
Warning! Will constitute a criminal offense, illegal, threatening, offensive, insulting and swearing, derogatory, defamatory, vulgar, pornographic, indecent, personality rights, damaging or similar nature in the nature of all kinds of financial content, legal, criminal and administrative responsibility for the content of the sender member / members are belong.