Snaresbrook stabbing highlights safety concerns

Submitted by Tubeworker on Fri, 11/11/2016 - 12:36

One sometimes wonders just how bad an incident would have to occur for LU to realise their current staffing levels are unsafe.

Someone was stabbed at Snaresbrook station after getting off a Night Tube service on 22 October. Stations at the east end of the Central Line are frequently single-staffed, or not staffed at all. Whether we are able to deal with incidents like this is almost down to pot luck, depending on whether the station in question happens to have staff at the time.

Tubeworker also hears that the driver of the train on which the incident began, and who witnessed the incident, was not given any support by LU, and was only spoken to by a DRM once they booked off at 07:00.

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