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Photo - Track in Tube Station

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Track at tube station showing the suicide pit (first installed in the 1930s) to assist with removal of the bodies of persons attempting suicides.  The low floors of tube cars made extraction of bodies difficult and time consuming.

The rail is mounted on wooden blocks set into concrete to provide the rigidity needed to retain the very tight clearances.  Note also the use of flat bottom rail, not yet standard on London Underground. 

 

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