Southgate explosion: RMT wishes injured passengers a speedy recovery

Yesterday evening , in what appears to be a power tool battery explosion, a major incident unfolded at Southgate station on the London Underground network.

The union understands that members of the public were hospitalised and we wish them a speedy recovery.

Station staff were once again fantastic in dealing with the initial incident and getting people to safety whilst undertaking a full speedy evacuation in very difficult circumstances.

RMT senior stations reps have been in contact LUL managers through the evening and today and a review of the incident will now take place. The union has reported concerns over the lack of initial speed and clarity in reporting events by LU through the agreed structures and we expect those points to be addressed as part of the review.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:

“Yesterday’s incident reminds us yet again of the need for a full complement of properly trained staff at all stations.

“Whist this incident appears not to be terror related the possibility of an attack is always on our minds and safety is our absolute priority at all times .

“It is absolutely right and correct that the Southgate London Underground staff are receiving praise today for their professionalism in the face of another serious incident on the tube network.”

> RMT National News

Friday, 25th September
RMT steps up campaign for TfL funding with petition launch
Friday, 25th September
RMT responds to MSPs safety concerns on Scotland’s railway caused by staff vacancies and redundancies.
Friday, 25th September
Outrage as Trump Turnberry ignores union and presses on with savage cuts and job losses.
Thursday, 24th September
A plaque to commemorate the memory of British Rail guard Asquith Xavier who broke the colour bar at Euston station in 1966 will be unveiled in the waiting Room at Platform 1 Chatham Station in Kent today - Thursday 24th September 2020 - at Noon.
Thursday, 24th September
RMT responds to statistics that show a record breaking fall in rail freight during the Covid-19 crisis.