Safety First

Posted in Tubeworker's blog on Fri, 23/06/2017 - 17:04,

The stretch of the Hammersmith & City and Circle Lines running past Grenfell Tower remain suspended, as investigations into the tragic fire continue.

This is absolutely right; no corners can be cut with safety, and until those investigations are concluded and the area made safe, that suspension should remain in place.

Some question marks then, over why the suspension was briefly lifted before being reinstated. We know LU doesn't like suspensions as they hit revenue; we also know suspensions inconvenience our passengers, but safety must come first. If there's one overarching lesson from the horror of Grenfell, it's that safety must never play second fiddle to profit.

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