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Booze ban by Boris

In his first week as Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has announced plans to ban alcohol on the capital’s public transport network. The new rules, which ban drinking from and carrying open containers of alcohol on the Tube, bus, Docklands Light Railway and tram services, apply from 1st June this year.

The move was one of Boris Johnson’s key manifesto pledges during his campaign to become Mayor and he said it was central to his drive to cut crime and reduce anti-social behaviour.

He said, ‘I’m determined to improve the safety and security of public transport in London and create a better environment for the millions of Londoners who rely on it.’

The Mayor was supported by London’s transport commissioner, Peter Hendy, who said, ‘I am sure that cutting out boozing on public transport will be welcomed by our passengers and staff.’

Posters advising passengers of the plans went on display around the Transport for London network last week.