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Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Another Central Line Derailment

Derailment or Defective Train

I'm sure if you had to travel on the Central Line today, you would have heard about a derailment of a train at about 12.30 at White City. Fortunately no one was hurt, but doubtless and rightly so there will be a lot more enquiries and the question of safety on the tube rears its head once more, as this is only about 18 months after the
last derailment on the Central Line, where lots of people were hurt and the line was out of action for months and months.

Read the Evening Standard Report

The Evening Standard reported that this section of track was only worked on the previous evening: "As investigators focused on a set of points at the derailment site, a Metronet spokesman said: "We don't know if our recent work and the derailment are connected and we are looking into the work we've been doing."

Depending on which line you were on when travelling home this evening you would have heard the accident described as a "derailment" or a "defective train". I caught several permutations coming back home on the Piccadilly Line and District Line, plus lots of signs at Holborn too.

Sign at Holborn

For more on this check out the BBC's site.

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