RMT claims Piccadilly line Night Tube is 'in crisis' due to driver shortage

RMT claims Piccadilly line Night Tube is 'in crisis' due to driver shortage

Mick Cash called on London Underground bosses to sort the issue

Friday, August 11, 2017

A rail union has claimed the Piccadilly line's night tube service is in “crisis” because there is a shortage of drivers.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union claimed that only seven trains ran on the Piccadilly line’s Night Tube last weekend, as opposed to the usual 22.

Mick Cash, the union’s General Secretary called on London Underground (LU) to address this issue, insisting it created major issues with safety and customer service issues.

LU said the service had been affected because some drivers had been sick, which had resulted in a shortage of night tubes.

Brian Woodhead, operations director for the line, said there was a focus on running a reliable service, and maintaining its success in supporting the night-time economy. 

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