Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Calls to tackle bus drivers over bridge barrier damage

Hammersmith and Fulham Council says drivers have been pulling the arm off barriers on Hammersmith Bridge when they fail to operate automatically.
It now wants bus companies to reimburse them for the cost of the repairs.
Some questions need to be answered here, if  council employees can sit and observe the buses being held up by the barriers not opening, why don't they open the barriers remotely. Is this yet another case of council employees not doing their job correctly and in doing so implicating the bus drivers who want to avoid delays to their passengers. The barriers seem easy to remove so no actual damage is being done and if the council are too lazy to go along and replace the barrier, having sat and watched the drivers struggling to cross the bridge, what else can they expect when the poles get stolen? I'm on the side of the bus drivers on this one!
David Gambles