A total of 307 incidents were recorded last year, three times the number before the £1.5 billion walk-through fleet was introduced on the Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City and District lines.
The problem is worst at Baker Street, where 52 people — one a week — fell last year. Blue warning lights have been introduced to alert passengers to the bigger gap between train and platform.
Transport for London today admitted problems were exacerbated by making the new S-stock trains level with the platform to improve wheelchair access.Ooops!
The RMT and ASLEF of course see this as a reason to immediately push for more staff. But, I dunno...
TfL was unable to provide details of injuries sustained by passengers but said the falls were caused by “distraction from use of smartphones, rushing [and] intoxication”.Sounds more like we should let Darwinism run its course to me.