Another fatality at Turnham Green station
Second person killed at station in under
two months raises concerns about safety at the station
Green station was once again the scene of a tragic incident as a
person was killed by a train.
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.
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.
woman was also killed at the station at Christmas two years ago
when she got down onto the platform to retrieve her mobile phone.
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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