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|Fireworks Over New Year's Eve Bash|
- Transport the issue as Livingstone and Prescott lock horns again
CHAOS threatens to mar New Year's Eve celebrations in central London after it emerged that are likely to be only a few tube and overground trains running into and out of the capital on the big night.
London Mayor Ken Livingstone wants a full tube and train service to help ferry the estimated crowd of three million to and from the huge fireworks spectacular planned for both early evening and midnight.
But Transport Minister John Prescott is backing rail companies who are refusing to mount a full service on the back of safety concerns. Prescott and Livingstone are also currently locking horns over the government's tube privatisation scheme and neither wants to shoulder the blame if New Year's Eve celebrations are cancelled.
"Prescott alone can tell [tube and rail companies] they have to operate," Livingstone said.