London’s busiest Tube line is facing Christmas chaos

The Central line is facing chaos as are walking out in the latest strike.

Drivers on the Central Line are planning to walk out after the dismissal of a fellow driver for “gross misconduct”.

This means we should expect a reduced service on the line throughout December 24.

Organised by the RMT union, the strike is in response to the sacking of a driver who was found to have put others at risk after passing a red signal.

Zone 1 of the Central Line

“This dispute concerns the dismissal of a Central line driver for gross misconduct following a serious breach of our safety procedures while operating a train,” says Peter McNaught, Operations Director for the Central line.

“We carried out a full and fair disciplinary process which found that the driver failed to take the appropriate action having passed a red signal, potentially putting the safety of others at risk.  We urge the union to withdraw its action and not cause disruption to Londoners.”

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