Bomb Alert? Keep Going ...

Posted in Tubeworker's blog on Wed, 13/12/2006 - 11:13,

Late one Sunday evening at the start of this month, a driver pulled into West Ruislip and let his passengers off. He noticed that the train in the opposite platform was closed up and asked its driver why. The answer? There was a suspect suitcase on the train and they were waiting for the bomb squad to arrive and investigate.

Hang on ... The station was still open! And a train in passenger service had been sent into the station to berth alongside a train that had a possible bomb on it! That can't be right, can it? ...

Well, no. It's another example of management putting staff and passengers at risk in order to keep the trains running. It is quite appalling that with the current level of threat, and with staff all supposed to be vigilant and security-conscious, that the company can be so slack about a situation like this.

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