Wednesday, 20 March 2013

London Underground Fined

London Underground and its contractors have been fined £300,000 at the Old Bailey over the incident in August 2011 involving a 66ft-long broken down maintenance unit that was being towed uphill.

The 39-tonne maintenance wagon ran for 16miles over four miles on the busy Northern Line, while ahead of it a packed commuter train tried to accelerate out of its path – the driver skipping stations and ordering terrified passengers to move into the front carriages.
The 66-foot long wagon careered through seven stations on the London Underground as control staff watched it accelerating towards the centre of the capital. video

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