Let’s just say a lot of rostered Underground staff, when they go through their duties for the forthcoming year the first date they will make a bee-line to look at will be New Year’s Eve, and to see that they’re not rostered for nights that day. Likewise try and get rid of such a duty through changeovers and it will prove all nigh impossible. There’s a reason for all that. I think the only other shifts which come close are the Notting Hill Carnival which is similarly notorious. Reviewing CCTV for NYE can also be revealing. A few years ago there was an allegation about a driver made to the ORR which had to be investigated, which involved trawling through several hours of CCTV at a major inner-London station. What was seen was barely comprehendable - grown adults stripping their trousers off and defacating in the middle of a platform in full view of others, fights, people jumping on the track, bottles being smashed - in other words complete anarchy. As regards the DLR incident, this reminds me of a debacle where the Central Line was suspended for hours through Stratford in the middle of the olympics, the 92 stock up to its usual tricks!