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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Snowy Tube

London Underground blame Metronet, Metronet blame London Underground

I was surprised to see that London Underground actually admitting that something could have been done to prevent the delays thousands of passengers experienced yesterday.

Delays apology

"Cold weather and a threat of snow were forecast and Metronet chose not to undertake the necessary prevention work overnight," a spokesman said.

"This includes running special trains to clear snow and ice from tracks and junctions and having extra technical staff available.

"This failure to deal with the forecast cold weather led directly to much of the problems on the Tube."

But Metronet blamed London Underground, arguing that it had deemed the risk of severe weather to be small.

My favourite Flickr picture from yesterday's snow.

East Putney in snow by Anna Fraser

From annagfraser's snowy London set

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