Great post here in London Underground Tube Diary - Going Underground's Blog about yesterday's Central Line "accident", which was being repeatedly announced in doom-laden tomes as I made my way home yesterday evening.
In a post entitled "regular reader on derailed tube", one of Annie Mole's readers wrote: "Hi Annie. I was on the train that derailed at 40mph between Mile End and Bethnal Green yesterday morning - only one person had a sprained ankle to show for it on the whole train apparently and no one was scared although a bit shaken up (Dunkirk spirit and all that)."
And the newspaper headline? "Commuters thought it was another 7/7" (72 pt, natch).
From the comments to Annie's post:
---BBC report that "Safety checks are under way on the Tube's storage facilities after a dislodged roll of tarpaulin landed on the tracks, causing the derailment."
--It really winds me up when newspapers (i.e., people) do this - invoke 7/7 at the drop of a hat. Scary though it must have been for the passengers, this was NOTHING like 7/7, where the train literally was blown apart.