London Underground is to slash its spending on maintaining the ex-Metronet lines.
- £26+m from track and signals
- £19m from trains
- £18.5m from stations
- Total: £60m
LUL has claimed that it can achieve these cuts without compromising safety. Excuse us while we roll round the floor laughing.
With the big chunk of expenditure on these areas being wages - and with fat-cat salaries undoubtedly safe - then job cuts will be on the cards. Safety will also be compromised as skilled workers leave and corners are cut with inspections, materials, etc.
These shocking figures underline exactly why we have to pursue our current dispute until we win.