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UK:
Sliding door problem halts British trains

  : Sunday March 2, 2000
Rail services in the south
Connex
Connex
east of England are being affected today (02 April) after problems were discovered with the sliding doors on some trains.

Connex, the train operator has withdrawn around twenty of their Networker units while safety checks are carried out on the affected trains. The company stressed that no failures have occurred so far adding "safety is Connex's priority, and additional examinations of the trains concerned are being undertaken as a precautionary measure."

The routes affected are London to Dartford, the Medway Towns, Hayes and Sevenoaks.

In the USA, Philadelphia's transit authority, SEPTA has experienced problems with the sliding doors fitted to their trains.
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