London subway drivers get extra Olympics pay

British transport authorities will give subway train drivers
extra cash for working erratic hours during the 2012 London

London Underground’s managing director Mike Brown said the 3,500
drivers will receive a one-time payment of 500 pounds ($790) for
agreeing to have their normal schedules disrupted during the games.
They will also receive overtime pay for the extra hours they

The famed London Underground plans to run extra trains during
the games and keep them running later than usual give Olympic
visitors time to see the events and travel around London. The games
take place July 27 to Aug. 12.

Most of London’s subway drivers are unionized. Brown said London
Underground and the unions both agreed to change the schedule.