Another fatality at Turnham Green station

Second person killed at station in under two months raises concerns about safety at the station

Turnham Green station was once again the scene of a tragic incident as a person was killed by a train.

The fatality which occured at around midday on 4th August led to the station being closed for a while and caused widespread disruption to the Piccadilly and District line services.

In the previous incident which took place on 27th June, 47 year old Iqbal Malik a broadcast engineer from Heston was hit by a Piccadilly line train. Police are treating the case as a suicide though his family dispute this assumption.

A young woman was also killed at the station at Christmas two years ago when she got down onto the platform to retrieve her mobile phone.

Piccadilly line trains are allowed to pass through Turnham Green station at 35mph. They are supposed to sound their horn as they approach although this is not always done. Concerns have been expressed for some time about the narrow island platform configuration of the station combined with the fast travelling trains.

August 5, 2003

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Fatality at Turnham Green station