Sunday, June 01, 2008

Drink ban party sparks Tube closures and arrests.

Police arrested 17 people and closed six London Underground stations following chaotic scenes after thousands spent the night partying to mark the last day of drinking on the Tube, British Transport Police said today. Eyewitnesses said there were nightmarish scenes on trains and in stations as thousands of drunken partygoers began fighting and vomiting as the night drew to a conclusion. From today an alcohol ban came into effect on the Tube, London buses, Docklands Light Railway and tram services across the capital banning people drinking from - and carrying - open containers of alcohol. The measure was announced earlier this month by new London mayor Boris Johnson.

...What a disgrace this has been, there is a time and a place for most things. I thought that the drinking of alcohol on public transport throughout the London area would have already been prohibited. The ban that the new London mayor Boris Johnson has introduced should have been in force long ago. Public transport and alcohol do not mix and the people who abuse alcohol on public transport are at the lowest end of the market. Closing six underground stations because of the problems caused, shows how unacceptable a liberal attitude to alcohol consumption on public transport can be. Thank goodness a leading nationwide coach operator does not allow alcohol consumption on it's services although policing of this is as inadequate as the legal compliance with compulsory seat belt wearing by passengers.
Comments: Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]



Links to this post:

Create a Link



<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Subscribe to Posts [Atom]