ASLEF Journal - July 2022

TfL: London Underground and Tramlink
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  • Train drivers set to strike for a fair pay rise as the cost of living in this country soars to double digits
  • Tory grandee Chris Patten calls the government 'shameful and seedy' plus Off the Rails: Peter Hennessy on this country's constitutional crisis; Kevin Maguire runs the numbers; Simone Weil abolishes (political) parties; and Something Wicked This Way Comes at St Paul's Cathedral
  • Heather Waugh reports from the STUC and Graham Morris reflects on his D1 ULR forum
  • New branch Yeovil Junction 280 in Somerset


  • Mick Humphrys marks the 40th anniversary of the bitter all-out drivers' strike in July 1982
  • Bernard Richards fondly recalls the locos that ran on Brunel's broad gauge railway
  • DO8 Finn Brennan, EC8 Terry Wilkinson, and Becca Nevin report on the state of play at London Underground and Croydon Tramlink
  • Jason Wyatt and Chris Walker get inside the machinery at TfL and Tubelines
  • Regulars
  • Branch news and upcoming events


  • Letters
  • Simon Weller reports from the ETF congress
  • White rior: Gregor Gall celebrates the music and the politics of Joseph Strummer and The Clash
  • On Track: Mark Oakley on the poet and priest George Herbert, the bombing of Dresden, and a taxi journey in Germany