Tube engineers will be rushed across London by police cars with their sirens blaring in a bid to keep trains moving…
Whoa, steady on! I mean, yes, Tube breakdowns are annoying, but really, should we go this far?
Well, we aren’t. Not for long, anyway:
… during the Olympics.
Now the penny drops!
Tube bosses today said the move will transform the transport network and “dramatically improve reliability and response times“.
For a short period. Then it’ll go back to normal.
The London Assembly’s transport committee chairman Caroline Pidgeon today welcomed the move.She said: “We’ve got to keep the Tube going through the Games more than at any other time.
London’s reputation depends on it. If doing that means giving engineers blue light status then I am all for it. Anything that gets the Tube working more quickly can only be a good thing.”
But only while the Olympics is on. What, you think you peasants deserve a properly-functioning service when there isn’t a multi-squillion pound shindig for the great and good in the capital?