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Tube driver arrested for being 'drunk in charge of a train'

A Tube driver has been arrested after allegedly being drunk in charge of a train, according to reports.

The 50-year-old man's colleagues reportedly smelled alcohol on the driver's breath after he had been at the controls of a northbound Jubilee Line train on Saturday afternoon.

A 50-year-old Tube driver has been arrested after allegedly being drunk in charge of a train (file photo) Credit: PA

The driver, who has not been named, allegedly kept driving the train after he had been meant to take a break.

He was arrested after failing to provide a breath sample.

A British Transport Police spokeswoman said: “I can confirm that officers were called to Queensbury London Underground station shortly after 3pm on Saturday.

“A 50-year-old man has been arrested under the Transport and Works Act and has been released on police bail until Wednesday, 2 April pending further enquiries.”

A TfL spokesman said the man had been suspended while investigations are continuing.