The ticket machines - are they the new format ones being installed on Crossrail too - with the multiple languages including Hindi and Mandarin too????
THEY ARE NOT NEW MACHINES.
Multiple languages have been available on all LUL POMs for over two years.
Crossrail should have an entirely new design of machine not dissimilar from NR TVMs, but with 'rear servicing' functionality. The "newer, smarter" MFMS, AFMs and QBMs are beyond life expired, even the newest (for the JLE but now all over the place) are getting on for 20 years old.
My favourite machines were the box type machines, with a sloping glass front, with the fare value (or on the later models, two rows of buttons on the edge with ten of the most popular fare values from that station to choose from. (I think it was called the Thorn EMI 10/10 machine, but can't remember exactly). They lasted many decades in service on the Tube, until they replaced with the current generation of UTS wall mounted ticket machines in 1989.
In some ways, Windows XP was equivalent to the 1938 trains - A very long life, and the Windows Vista was the equivalent of the Short-lived 1983 trains - withdrawn prematurely.
You don't know that it wasn't. High winds can cause all sorts to happen - just look at the widespread disruption across the UK rail network, including damage to the roof of Lichfield City station which has stood for many years.
Let's wait for more information to become apparent as to what and how has caused any injuries.
The entrance is still closed today (5 days later). On the day after the incident there was a gathering of six people standing on the roof, presumably investigating a problem up there. I did not notice loose signage around the entrance. I have to say the arrangement of the tall buildings in the vicinity does seem to increase wind velocity, especially through Cardinal Place, so this entrance will be subjected to quite a bit of strong wind through its life. Lets hope the design is up to the job
More obviously there is a section of the roof edge missing from above the red arrow, with the other three sides looking to be held down with bags of sand / cement. It is more likely that is the section that blew off.
I was surprised to note this evening that the bags of sand/cement are still present on the roof, so it seems there is no rush to remedy whatever problem has occurred - perhaps meaning that a solution might be complicated?
I suspect it's one or more of: *The solution is complicated and hasn't been finalised yet *The solution requires one or more parts that haven't arrived yet *The solution is disruptive to implement and so needs to be scheduled for a time that has not yet happened *The solution requires liaison with other parties to implement and so needs to be scheduled for a time that has not yet happened *The solution requires staff or contractor time to implement that has not yet been available *One or more parties has not completed their investigation into the occurrence and the solution cannot be implemented until that time *There are ongoing discussions about who is responsible for fixing it and/or paying for it to be fixed.
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A quote about the incident from the newly published Commissioner's Report that goes to next week's Board Meeting.
On 23 February, a 30-year-old member of the public was seriously injured by a piece of architectural steel that was blown off the recently opened Cardinal Place entrance to Victoria station during the high winds of Storm Doris. The root cause is still being investigated. The two areas of focus are the design of the structure and the installation of specific components. A full investigation is under way by London Underground (LU), and the principal contractor Taylor Woodrow BAM Nuttall (TWBN). Owing to the severity of the incident, a formal incident investigation has also been called by LU.
Details of the Sarah Hope Line have been provided to the family of the person injured. The site was made safe and additional checks were carried out on similar assets. The entrance has since reopened.
All employees working on the affected site have been briefed. LU and TWBN have both put support measures in place for employees.