Loughborough Junction chitter-chatter

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by teuchter, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    Fortunately for the driver, he seems to have done it without realising if they have to check them out at the depot to see if there is any sign of the collision. I’ve often read of drivers who realise this is going to happen but can’t stop their train on time.
     
  2. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Not what they want but what is good for them

    without being mawkish, families in the area may be having to deal with their son/ partner not returning home for work after a night out and seeing this on the news. awful to have to take on board
     
  3. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Just to interject, as teuchter says the bodies on the film clip are being removed from the SouthEastern Trains lines rather the Overground ones.

    I reckon ricbake has given a horrifyingly plausible explanation, but in any case if there is forensic material to be recovered from trains there are also frequent freight services along there, so if nothing were found on a SouthEastern train they could be seeking evidence from a train by now in the north of England.

    I find this particularly shocking as it must have happened only a few feet from where I live - and presumably people in the upper floor flats of the mansion blocks in Coldharbour Lane a few doors down can see all this.
     
  4. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    There is a reporter from ITN who has been tweeting from your neighbours scaffolding...
     
  5. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Really sad. :(

    Look at this idiot.

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  6. pk

    pk drink flounce rinse repeat

    Can confirm - all 3 were graffiti artists - two have been IDed but they don’t yet know the third guy.
    Friends of a good friend of mine who is obviously beside himself distraught. They were only young, 20’ish. Can’t go into any more details. :(
     
  7. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    Is that not an attempt at humour?
     
  8. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    No idea. But not funny if it is.
     
  9. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    Certainly not the circumstances to make a joke. I looked up the twitter account and he appears to be someone pretending to be an old Mail reading former Army Captain brexiteer type.

    Involving Katie Hopkins and Piers Morgan points to it being a wind up to me.
     
  10. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member

    That's very sad. I'm sure you'll offer all the support, love and care that you can for your friend.
     
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  11. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    I'm so sorry. I don't get why it is deemed ok or a good idea to show footage of the bodies. Guardian now has the film up. When did that become normal / ok. Awful.
     
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  12. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member


    There's nothing to be gained from watching it.
     
  13. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery Pretty comfortable here right under your skin

    Might influence others to think twice before tagging on train tracks? A bit of a shock tactic like when they repeatedly showed the body of the migrant toddler on the beach.
     
  14. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    You don't seriously think that the people at sky who sent the helicopter were motivated by hoping to save other lives in the future do you? But having a look at press complaints rules it seems that might be what they'd say, that its in the public interest for 'public health or safety' reasons so overrules anyones right to privacy.
     
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  15. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery Pretty comfortable here right under your skin

    No, I imagine they did it because we're all, by and large, fascinated by death. I was trying to see the positives.
     
  16. agricola

    agricola a genuine importer of owls

    They'd no doubt argue that, but its hard to see how that argument to public safety would ever pass muster. For a start they almost certainly sold the footage to other news organizations.

    RIP to the three dead men
     
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  17. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    Apparently one of them was only 19. Just a kid. Utterly pointless. I like the graffiti on and around the railway, but it has come at a high price.
     
  18. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    The Transport Police put this out earlier:
    18 Jun 2018 18:57
    UPDATE : Three men died at Loughborough Junction - London
    Officers are continuing to investigate the deaths of three men at Loughborough Junction this morning.
    The three men have not yet been formally identified, but we now believe them to have been aged 19, 23 and 23. They were all from the London area.
    Their families have been informed and are now being supported by specially trained officers.
    Efforts are still under way to establish the circumstances of how the men came to be on the tracks this morning.
    Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP by calling 0800 40 50 40 or texting 61016 with reference 93 of 18 June.
     
  19. pk

    pk drink flounce rinse repeat

    1A41152B-B9D0-486D-8EAE-5D455506684E.jpeg They were just kids, and hardly committing high crime. They were artists, unconventional and the same kind of lovable rogues and misfits that you find at all the good parties. Very sad. RIP.
     
  20. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    pk if that’s a photo of them are you sure it’s ok by all for you to be sharing it here? I don’t know how these things work.
    Just :(.
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2018
  21. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Not what they want but what is good for them

    this tory scummer has now locked down his twatter account

    eta- he has plenty of previous on a range of subjects



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  22. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member


    I think it's okay and a lovely description of the 3 young men by someone who knew or was connected to them.
     
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  23. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Sadly so are some higher profile Brixton ones.
     
  24. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I see Camberwell Forum are asking people to reTweet their petition to re-open Camberwell Station
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    Very interested to get an assessment from teuchter on this. Looks to me if they reopened Camberwell it would be an intermediate station between Elephant and Castle and Denmark Hill, generally speaking.

    Not much use to most of us though. Surely the best option for everyone would be to re-introduce the Denmark Hill line platforms at Loughborough Junction.

    Considering LJ was considered a major interchange in 1870, things have got to a pretty pass now. There seems to be de facto permanent staffing because the ticket barriers are inadequate and the steps too dangerous. LJ surely would be a candidate for a proper rebuild.
     
  25. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Selfishly, I'd sort of like it to stay closed because it means we speed from LJ to Elephant without interruption.

    But it is quite a big gap without a station and I can see a good argument for re-opening it. As I understand it, it wouldn't be too challenging technically.

    As I think has been discussed here before, the problems with opening the old platforms at LJ are (a) the curve is too steep for modern standards and (b) to extend the platforms to be long enough for modern trains would involve extending them out over the road bridge.
     
  26. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I was thinking of this when I changed onto the DLR from the Central Iine on Sunday.
    The gap between the doors and the platform at Bank (Central Line) is huge - enough to get an undertaker and the coffin down, never mind twisting your ankle. I look forward to the post-Brexit re-opening of the Denmark Hill bound platforms at LJ - extended onto the bridge, since Elf and Safety presumably comes under a Brussels Quango! (Just kidding)
     
  27. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    The Thameslink journey between Elephant and Castle is very quick. Time machine like. The trains seem to get well above the speed at any other point on my journey between Tulse Hill and City Thameslink.
     
  28. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Shrine now by the station. Lots of flowers candles and sprayed RIPs. And police for some reason.
     
  29. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Piece in the BBC about the graffiti artists who died:

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    I'm not so bothered about walls, buy I wish graf artists wouldn't draw on the side of trains and completely cover up windows.



    Railway graffiti: Props, respect and death
     
  30. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    The trouble with reopening Camberwell is that the trains are already arse-to-crotch full at LJ. To get more trains on that line, they'd have to terminate lots of them at Blackfriars. Residents on the line have strongly campaigned to retain fewer through services rather than more frequent terminators, so here we are.
     

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