Salt And PePPer

Posted in Tubeworker's blog on Fri, 18/08/2006 - 11:49,

When a train pulled down 250 metres of tunnel telephone wire on the Central Line, management came up with one of the most bizarre explanations you may ever have heard. Apparently it was the London Borough of Redbridge's fault for putting salt on the road above the tunnel, which somehow got all the way through to the brackets and caused them to loosen.

Point one: if a Council doesn't salt roads then vehicles crash and people get killed. Point two: even if this wacky explanation is true, the process would take so long that it would easily be spotted by regular patrols so enabling the brackets to be resecured or replaced.

Which of course makes you wonder ... Are we having regular and thorough inspection patrols since PPP came in? Or are the Infracos cutting corners and over-stretching staff? Answers on a postcard please ...

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