Wrong Direction? Wrong Rules!

Posted in Tubeworker's blog on Fri, 17/08/2007 - 15:14,

It seems that we all continue to ignore the new Rule Books, preferring to stick to procedures that we know are safe. For instance, earlier this week, during the signal failure on the District line, a driver needed to do a Wrong Direction Move near Dagenham East - and naturally, needed the station supervisor to give him authorisation to do so. Never mind that under the new 'Rules' the SS no longer has any role in a WDM: we all know it's not safe without that form.

Mind you, the fact that the supervisor was not track familiarised - although was very familiar with what he was doing - did mean that the procedure took a fair bit longer than it should have done. So that's another training cock-up by management.

And it's another pause for thought ... If LUL gets its way over ticket office closures, the supervisor would probably have been busy selling tickets in place of a displaced SAMF, so would have taken even longer to get the job done.

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