Getting the Hump, part 2

Posted in Tubeworker's blog on Mon, 13/11/2006 - 14:31,

Tubeworker has mentioned before the platform humps on the Waterloo & City. And we repeat: anything that makes the Underground more accessible to wheelchair users and buggy-pushers is OK with us.

But there's another glitch .. Because the humps are 'experimental', they are hollow. So if too many people stand on them, they start to sag ... which could end up creating more problems than it solves.

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Submitted by Tubeworker on Wed, 15/11/2006 - 15:42

Let it not be said that TW can not be put right. So thanks to the person who pointed out to us that the tiles in the Platform Hump are hollow not because they are an experiment but because that's the lightest and strongest way to build them. They are apparently made from GRC (glass reinforced concrete) and can actually take more load than the platform under, so will never start to sag.

So now you know.

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