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London Derailment
May 11, 2004

Tube line Open after Derailment
No-one was hurt, but 150 passengers were led to safety after the accident near White City station in west London. The Central Line was shut for months in 2003 while trains were taken out of service for checks, after one hit a wall at Chancery Lane station. LU says the initial investigation into Tuesday's derailment will focus on the track, not the rolling stock. Metronet, which maintains the track, said it would be looking into its work amid reports maintenance had only been carried out the night before. An LU spokesman said the rolling stock was unlikely to have caused the derailment. He said the initial investigation has focused on the track. The derailment occurred at a set of points that were immobilised while they were awaiting further track work.