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Breaking <s>News</s> Train

By sizemore Last edited 126 months ago
Breaking <s>News</s> Train
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Lovely quote this one:

"There was no announcement because there was nobody there."

This is from the story of a train that became decoupled out of King's Cross yesterday:

Hundreds of passengers found themselves stuck on the tracks on Thursday night after their train split in two. About 700 people are thought to have been on the 1707 from King's Cross to Peterborough when it came to a sudden halt eight minutes into the journey. It turned out the train, made up of two four-car units, had "uncoupled" and both halves had come to a halt. Passenger Roslyn Magen, 57, said they put up with a lot of problems on that line, but "that was the strangest".

It's a bit like that disaster flick where the pilots get sucked out of the cockpit (steady!) and then Karen Black has to fly the plane. Only instead of Charlton Heston saving the day by jumping from one plane to another we get "About 45 minutes later a replacement driver arrived to get the units moving again."

Expect the Standard to declare the whole thing a terrorist immigrant plot with Ken as the ring leader.

Last Updated 25 August 2006

Andy Fletcher

Hmmm, "Arg" springs to mind. Nice to hear that with LRT intorducing free travel for all full time students 18 & younger we now have one of the cheapest public transport systems in the world. Shame it doesn't actually work properly.