Jubilee Line Tube driver arrested for allegedly being drunk on duty

A Jubilee Line Tube driver has been arrested for allegedly being drunk while in charge of a train.

Even though Jubilee Line trains runs automatically, drivers are responsible for opening the doors.

The London Evening Standard reports the incident happened on Saturday when the driver did not take his assigned break and got out of the train only several stations later.

He was then arrested after a colleague smelled alcohol on his breath and called the police.

Finn Brennan, district organiser for London for the train drivers’ union Aslef, told the Standard: “We are aware that a member of staff has been arrested and an investigation is taking place.”    

A TfL spokesman told the Standard: “On Saturday afternoon a train operator was relieved from duty after concerns were raised about his conduct.

“The train operator was subsequently taken into custody by British Transport Police [BTP]. The member of staff is suspended while investigations by ourselves and the BTP are continuing.”

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