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London Underground's Boozy Last Call Closes Six Stations

London Underground's Boozy Last Call Closes Six Stations

Pick your train: the Soul Train, the Crazy Train, or the gravy train, whichever you hop it would have to be a more sober journey than the London Underground saw Saturday night when a big group of booze-hounds reveled out of control celebrating the last night of legal drinking on the tube, the night before the beginning of Boris Johnson's ban on carrying or drinking from open containers of alcohol.


Police arrested 17 people for a host of drunken transgressions and closed six Underground stations. Four train drivers and three other staffers were assaulted, with another 50 further verbally abused or spat at.


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First was the fun, then came the puking, public urination, and — perhaps a first for train travel — beer bongs aplenty. One photographer said of the scene, "At first the atmosphere was happy but anarchic. Then a fight broke out between about five people but because we were so tightly packed it soon spread through the carriage."

A policeman said, "Saturday night's event showed the negative impact of alcohol and we took action to arrest those whose behaviour was disorderly and criminal." Did this celebration end up making a bigger case for the need for the ban — or does the very act of outlawing something make it more likely to cause trouble?

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Ifra1 Ifra1 7 years
Hello! I think he is drinking alcohol. He is looking so sick because I don;t like people who drink. =================================================================== Ifra http://www.alcoholtreatmentclinics.com
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 8 years
WHHHHAT they've outlawed drinking on the tube??? Oh, so so soooo many uni memories of drinking Strongbow (cider) on the District Line, hehehehehe. Wow, what an epochal shift!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
Is he playing "Edward 40 Hands"? You know...you tape two 40's to your hands and can't take them off till you drink them both? :rotfl:
raciccarone raciccarone 8 years
"This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall, Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands, This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England." Hey, isn't that a guy vomiting in the underground next to a puddle of urine? Go Arsenal!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
Nope he's drinking good old CIDER (puke). I actually was at Liverpool St when this started and had no idea what was going on. We had just left a club and were totally confused because we wanted to get the tube ... but it looked like fun, especially since they had hijacked the speaker system and were playing drum & bass lol. I would have joined in if I was not as tired as I was and ... well, drunk.
gigill gigill 8 years
I knew it would be full of hooligans, so I'm glad I decided to skip out on this event. Just like the smoking ban, I'm sure things will calm down and people will abide by the rules.
cine_lover cine_lover 8 years
It is like the people who protest the war with violence and destruction. It makes no sense and distracts from the message.
syako syako 8 years
is he drinking vegetable oil? :?
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