RMT union berates London Underground on lack of progress on security concerns

A year on from the terrorist attacks on London, security remains a confused mess on the London Underground its biggest union warned today.

The RMT said that urgent action was required to put in place clear systems and a single agreed chain of authority.

“Almost everyone except London Underground seems to agree that transport systems remain under a high level of threat, and we believe that the entire network should be regarded as high-risk,” said RMT general secretary Bob Crow.

“In the event of a similar future emergency we believe the only sensible course is to evacuate the network until it is cleared as safe to operate.

“In the wake of the bombings, we called for a raft of measures – including breathing apparatus for front-line staff, improved training, a second qualified crew member on trains, and action on train radios – and it is unacceptable that we are still asking a year on.

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