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UK government again plugs strike-busting dream of driverless subway trains

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UK government again plugs strike-busting dream of driverless subway trains - The Next Web

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A decade later, he claimed the switch would free people from being "prisoners of the unions.” The government reiterated the case during recent funding talks with Transport for London (TfL), which operates the local underground network.

It’s strike season on the London Underground, and that means one thing for the UK’s interminable Tory governments: time to rev-up the driverless hype train.

In 2012, then-London Mayor Boris Johnson said Britain’s capital would have driverless trains within 10 years.


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Author / Journalist: Thomas Macaulay

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Published On: 2022-08-09, 21:27:46

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