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Notting Hill Gate (Fire)

Volume 124: debated on Friday 18 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will call for a report from the management of London Regional Transport as to why no member of the London Underground staff alerted the fire brigade to a fire at Notting Hill Gate station on 10 December.

Two incidents occurred at Notting Hill Gate station on 10 December 1987, neither of which was reportable to the Department. In the first a train arrived at the station with a dragging brake. The passengers were detrained and the train departed empty. A member of the public had meanwhile telephoned the fire brigade, which arrived but was not required. In the second a passenger reported smoke at the station but nothing was found and the brigade was not called.