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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Faulty Jubilee Line Train Strands Passengers

About 450 London Underground rush hour passengers were stuck on a train for almost two hours on Wednesday morning and had to be led out along tracks after a power fault.

A Jubilee Line train stalled near Bond Street and staff were unable to get it back into the station.

The
BBC said "Passengers had to evacuate from the front of the train and were helped along the 300-yard (274m) walk over sleepers and gravel by police and ambulance staff."

A TfL spokesperson said: "As the simplest means of getting passengers off a stalled train is to move it into the station, attempts were made to move it without success.

"When this did not work, the decision was taken to push forward the train with another train. The safety of passengers is our top priority and we apologise for any inconvenience that today's disruption caused
."


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