LUL and the Infracos have allowed even the most vital, safety-critical services to be contracted out. One result is a crisis of confidence in Protection Masters as the role is given to cowboy companies who do not train their people properly.
Engineering workers have experienced horror stories including one PM who put the CRID on the running rail, and another who took people onto the track while trains were still running.
We want the whole London Underground to be reintegrated into one publicy-owned, publicly-accountable body. But short of that, there is an urgent need to get safety on the track out of the hands of the cowboys and insist that Protection Masters are employed and trained by LUL and the Infracos and not by contractors.