We are permitted on the Picc to have our offside cab door open during hot weather. For safety reasons, the near side door must not be open while the train is in motion. All cab door must remain closed if there is another authorised person in the cab.
There are the guidelines that we are issued with.
Is this in the Piccadilly Line Supplement? There's nothing in the Rule Book or the Central Line Supplement about cab doors.
Nothing on the Northern that I know that of.
There is a mention in one of the CMS checklist booklets suggesting cab doors should be closed. Open to interpretation how binding that is! As far as I am concerned if it's not in the rule book (including Line supplements and appendices) then there's nothing to prohibit it. Personally I don't think it's good practice for the secondman's side door to be open if there's more than the driver in the cab, but that's about all.
Probably better that they say nothing rather than open up the debate.
I don't see why it is any of the Standard's business. It's for LU to manage and they should have had the confidence to stand by their driver.
Having the cab door open is good for concentration, particularly if the air conditioning is not working effectively. Perhaps the Standard would prefer loads of cancelled trains on hot days? Really cabs should have opening windows, but no such stock has been built for many years. Don't really see why not, especially on something like the S stock where the doors are not curved.
The Standard thought they'd stumbled on a story worth reporting (because they're pretty ignorant on pretty much everything), they quoted an unnamed (and equally ignorant) "Tube source" who fed them a load of claptrap and followed that by quoting Chris Taggart, Central Line general manager (who also seems a little vague on how 1992ts actually works).
TFL/LU had the opportunity to the quash the story but instead they gave it credence.