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Automate the London Underground

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Yet again London is being held to ransom by tube drivers. These same tube drivers are some of the best paid people in the United Kingdom with a starting salary after 3 months training of £49,000 along with pension and other perks. Tube drivers only work a 36-hour week and have twice as much leave as our poorly paid police force.

Now tube drivers are going on strike again to seek an even better “work/life balance”, whilst other Londoners struggle to get by with extortionate property prices, transport costs and below inflation pay increases whilst working an average 40 hour week. All this compounded by the daily struggle of using an over crowded, over-priced rail and public transport network.

The technology exists to fully automate the London Underground and rid the capital of the militant drivers’ unions and hostile tube drivers that hold us all in London to ransom.  This petition calls for the London Mayor and Transport for London to invest in the latest driverless technology for tube trains. A spend to save strategy that will involve short term capital expenditure to convert rolling stock, but with long term savings thanks to no longer needing to pay extortionate salaries to low skilled workers.

Our firefighters, police force and ambulance service are grossly underfunded and continue to give everything to keep London safe, whilst our greedy tube drivers continue to hold the capital to ransom in order to line their own already full pockets. This petition therefore also calls for long term savings made through automating the tube to be diverted to our hard working police, fire and ambulance workers!

- The London Public

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