Reporting death on the Underground?
May 29, 2012 4:02 AM Subscribe
Is there a policy of not reporting suicides (maybe accidents) on the London Underground?
posted by Partario to media & arts (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Yesterday, on my way home around 1.30 my train was informed that we would not be stopping at Oxford Circus because of a 'person under the train'. The incident happened on the Bakerloo line and as a result Oxford Circus was shut for several hours. I've found no report of the incident on any of the major news sites.
The first time I heard an announcement about someone under a train I was shocked that it was announced at all, but didn't bother to check the news. Someone told me they don't usually bother to report it because 'it happens so often', but I wonder if there isn't a media blackout to prevent other 'sensational' suicides.