Tories call for driverless trains on the London Underground

LONDON’S underground trains could run without drivers in the future if the government meets demands made by the Conservative Group of the London Assembly to replace the current “third rate” trains.

The group argued in a report to the Mayor that driverless trains would offer safer and more efficient levels of service and would put an end to “the strangle-hold militant unions have on the city’s tube network”.

It is expected that London could save £141m a year in wages and expenses if such a system were put in place, with the report arguing that the Victoria and Central lines already use similar technology.

RMT general secretary Bob Crow said: “They have no understanding of the tube system and a complete and utter disregard for passenger safety.”