Posted 17th October 2019 | 1 Comment

17 October: news in brief

Climate protestors pulled from tube train roof by angry commuters

ANGRY rush hour passengers have pulled Extinction Rebellion protestors from the roof of a London Underground Jubilee Line train this morning. The protestors had climbed on to the roof of the train at Canning Town, where the line is at surface level. Other incidents were reported at Stratford and Shadwell, and some demonstrators had glued themselves to trains. Services on the Jubilee Line and the Docklands Light Railway were disrupted for a while, but have now returned to normal. British Transport Police said four of the demonstrators were arrested. BTP said: ‘We continue to urge protesters to not target the London Underground network. This is dangerous, not only for protesters but for commuters. We have increased our patrols on the London Underground and at other rail hubs throughout London.’

Eurostar reports passenger figure growth

EUROSTAR has reported continuing growth in passenger numbers in quarter 3 this year as well as its busiest ever August, with over 1 million passengers. Passenger volumes over the three months to 30 September 2019 were up by 4 per cent year-on-year and sales revenues grew by 3 per cent, to £254 million. Sales to North American travellers were up by 16 per cent. Eurostar has launched a new advertising campaign with the strapline ‘You see more when you don’t fly’, and chief executive Mike Cooper said: ‘With our twenty fifth anniversary later this year and the growing demand for sustainable travel we and our customers have an exciting time ahead.’

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  • Melvyn Windebank, Canvey Island, Essex

    Those middle class dropouts discovered today that east Londoners won't suffer fools lightly.....

    Anyway Rail is the green option so why not try lying down across the M25 instead !