Booze ban 2008

"Assisting" intoxicated customers

Submitted by Tubeworker on Thu, 24/05/2018 - 11:43

Management want to trial station staff at Piccadilly and Oxford Circus challenging passengers drinking alcohol during the bank holiday weekend.

The alcohol ban may well have been in place since 2008, butparticularly on night tube we know it's not worth trying to enforce it. Most passengers are alright but challenging drunk people holding glass bottles isn't what we signed up for! Only last weekend a CSA had alcohol thrown in their face for asking someone to stop drinking.

New Year Without The Booze

Submitted by Tubeworker on Sun, 28/12/2008 - 19:38

New Year's Eve approaches, and it is the first one on which passengers are banned from boozing.

Doubtless, LUL will expect us to be the party poopers, demanding that our 'customers' dispose of their bevvies before entering the station or boarding a train. And equally doubtless, the policy's architect - Boris Johnson - will not be on the gateline or the platform taking the grief. On the day that his booze ban came in, he was sunning himself on a yacht off Turkey while Tube workers had a pretty hellish night.

Thanks To You ...

Submitted by Tubeworker on Wed, 16/07/2008 - 18:37

... but not so much thanks to you.

Management decided to reward King's Cross staff for dealing so professionally with the chaos on booze ban party night. Anyone would think management were embarrassed by their own inadequate preparation.

The £100 'Thanks To You' vouchers were most welcome - until staff discovered that some of their workmates had only got a tenner. So much for management's gratitude: sounds more like a divide-and-rule tactic to us.

Staff Assaulted As LUL Fails To Protect Us During Booze Party

Submitted by Tubeworker on Sun, 01/06/2008 - 11:32

The proverbial well and truly hit the fan last night when the booze ban party turned nasty. At least seven staff were assaulted, and half a dozen stations closed due to either overcrowding or bad behaviour as the Circle line became a party venue. Trains were damaged and taken out of service.

BoJo Bans Booze

Submitted by Tubeworker on Thu, 08/05/2008 - 21:09

New Mayor Boris Johnson is to ban the drinking of alcohol on London's public transport.

For those of us who have to deal with drunk, abusive and puking passengers, this might sound like a good idea. But think, and read, a bit further. According to BoJo, this ban will be enforced by staff as well as BTP. So, staff then, as we rarely see the BTP when we might actually need them.

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