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Runaway train leads to £300,000 fine

Three companies, including London Underground, have been fined a total of £300,000 after a runaway train endangered the lives of tube passengers.

The 39-tonne driverless wagon travelled for four miles (6km) through seven stations on the Northern Line before it stopped.

Ian Prosser, director of safety at the Office of Rail Regulation, said the incident could have led to fatalities, while Steve Hedley from RMT Union said the incident was avoidable.

  • 28 Feb 2013
  • From the section London