So, my train derailed this morning...

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never seen so many people in a blind panic before, loads of people nearly got trampled when the rear carriages saw the smoke from the brakes and surged forward, everyone in my carriage was fairly calm and managed to calm down the rear carriages before anyone got hurt, although one person did sprain their ankle in the rush I think.

A lot of people were in shock and crying, I'd hate to be on a train if a bomb went off if that's how people react in a derailment!
 
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Hmm completely ****ed up my journey into work, thank god i only go to Stratford then change to the DLR. But still is a major pain in the backside though.

Thankfully no one seriously hurt though so thats good.
 
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Sirrel Squirrel said:
I'd hate to be on a train if a bomb went off if that's how people react in a derailment!
I'd be more worried about a bomb going off on a train im on rather than what people react like
 
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Yup, I'm just near to Mile End station, looks heavy! Was reading the BBC story about it, 700 people off 2 trains!! I didn't realise each train took that many people, that's like a large plane load each :eek:
 
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Derailment sparked 'terror' fears

Eyewitnesses have been recalling the moment when a Tube train derailed during rush-hour, trapping hundreds of commuters for up to two hours.


It sounds pretty nasty:

" People screamed and a few fell over "

Ed Baines, commuter
 
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yeh loads of people were panicking, thought some people were going to have a heart attack. No idea how fast the train was going although it felt like it was accelerating quickly and then I felt to huge jolts underneath the train, it then ground to a halt either from the brakes or from coming off the track, then smoke and soot came through the doors, this is what set off a lot of people.

Had to wait about an hour and a half before we got off and gave our addresses to the police. When I got outside the station I couldn't believe how many ambulances, fire engines and police were outside, if you saw it you'd think it was a bomb or something really really bad had happened.
 
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LizardKing said:
Most likely brownpants now :p

With recent events its hardly suprising there was a major panic. Glad no one was majorly hurt. :)

What's funny though is that no one was actually hurt in the crash, it was from the panic and people rushing towards the front of the train.

One guy fell over in front of me and then stayed on the floor crying until a few people told him to sort it out, he then stood near me with his head in his hands.
 
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Sirrel Squirrel said:
One guy fell over in front of me and then stayed on the floor crying until a few people told him to sort it out, he then stood near me with his head in his hands.

He seems like the sort of guy who cries when he masturbates, do you think he has to masturbate when he cries as well?

Was he on the floor, having a tug?
 
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Certainly hope not :eek:

It was pretty surreal on the train, just started chatting and having a laugh with a few other people.


Some woman was being escorted off the train, she was having trouble breathing and couldn't use her inhaler properly, then some guy just seemed to jump out of nowhere, superman dive stylee saying Lloyd Christmas stylee 'it's ok I'm a doctor!' I had to hold back the laughter :p
 
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