Fart in Tube station lift inquiry fails to reach street level
Sadly, as Zelo Street regulars will know, Techno Guido, as Wilson is nicknamed chez Fawkes, clearly knows jack shit about the Underground, but then, in the land of the blind, the partially sighted man can look forward to significant career advancement. So off has gone Wilson, telling “The tube strike is over and, courtesy of Google Trends, Techno can provide some insight into what Londoners thought of the £50,000-a-year drivers who made them late for work. Searches for ‘driverless trains’ rocketed over the last 24 hours”.
Central Line - no automation in sight
He or she is there to do the station work - at most times, there are no platform staff present - as well as drive the train when needed, which tends to be a lot for lines that run on the surface (half of the “Underground” network is actually above ground). The Train Operator fixes minor problems with the trains - not an option with robots - and deals with all kinds of emergencies (ditto). That last includes the occasional evacuation.