The platform edge lines in the open sections on the Central line needed a repaint. But apparently the contractors reckoned that a bit of household gloss should do the trick!
'Flash and dash' is the unsafe detrainment method where trains are taken into sidings after a PA and flash of lights. It was due to extend from the Bakerloo to the Central Line.
In an extraordinary move that would be comical if it were not serious, Central Line trains management have given a 23-week attendance warning to a driver due to retire in less than two weeks time!
Read about it here.
Recently at Bank/Monument Station staff were instructed to advise customers that there was no Bank branch service because of a faulty train at Elephant. This wasn’t exactly the truth.
Management have sacked Leytonstone driver Tunde Umanah, after an incident at Woodford where a DTSM deliberately obstructed the doors of Tunde's train.
On Tuesday morning, an elderly passenger dropped some personal stuff on the track on the westbound at Chancery Lane - and got down onto the track to retrieve it!
On Saturday night, there was an incident at Bank in which three of the four staff involved were assaulted.
Once again, London Underground has left stations unstaffed, and once again there have been potentially-dire consequences.
A recent incident shows how LU's de-staffing of stations is putting vulnerable passengers in danger.
An elderly wheelchair user and her partner got off a train late at night at Epping. But with no staff on the station, they were unable to leave and were stuck on the platform. In the freezing cold, if it weren't for the waiting room, they could have been in serious danger.