Section 15 – Possessions – L.U.L.

Our Ref: HSR/4/2
Head Office Circular: NP/246/15
 11th December 2015

The Secretary

Dear Colleague

Section 15 – Possessions – L.U.L.

Following an engineering possession irregularity in the early hours of 10th December 2015 on the Piccadilly Line between Hounslow West and Hatton Cross, I have had cause to write to both the ORR and LUL on the matter.

At approximately 03:00hours on the 10th December a team working on signals were given permission to access the track, both roads, under the new section 15 arrangements, thankfully a technician working out of the Hounslow West depot picked up on the situation and alerted the team to an engineering train already on the track and heading towards them with the train SPC unaware that other staff were working in the area. Thankfully our signal team did not access the track but returned to their own safe worksite to ensure their own and others safety.

I thank your representatives for their diligence and competence in bringing this serious matter to our attention and for the work & actions they put in following notice of this serious incident.

Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all relevant members.

Yours sincerely
Mick Cash
General Secretary