Low Risk?

Submitted by Tubeworker on Fri, 07/07/2006 - 11:32

It's OK, everyone. Calm down. King's Cross is a 'low-risk' station. We know this because London Underground Ltd says so.

Sure, lots of people died in a fire there in the 1987. And some more people died between Kings Cross and Russell Square a year ago today. Oh yeah, and it's one of the busiest railway stations in London and maybe even the world. But hey.

The government wants to scrap Section 12 and allow LUL's own risk assessment procedures to decide on safety measures. But when those procedures turn up a result like this, it only shows how mad that proposed legislation is. Mad and dangerous.