Braking Safety Concerns Stop London Tube Lines

26 September 2007

A tube train driver discovered a fault on the braking system of trains on the Circle Line on Tuesday. He reported it and management agreed to remedy the situation. In the interim a similar fault was discovered on other trains on the Circle and Hammersmith and City lines.

 

On Wednesday it became apparent that the fault had not been remedied and drivers declined to take out trains which were faulty and a potential safety risk.

 

A meeting has been called for 10 o’clock this morning to discuss the position and to see what progress management has made in rectifying the defective trains. Once the necessary safety modifications have been made, the service will gradually return to normal.

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