23 December 2010
Rob Fisher

Northern Rail must be very concerned about all the jokes about the wrong kind of leaves, so they are making sure everyone understands the problem. This poster is displayed on one of their trains:

Leaves poster

I’ve heard anecdotes of trains overshooting the platform because of slipping on the leaves. Instead of opening the rear doors to let passengers on and off, or simply reversing, it seems trains are likely to simply continue to the next station.

  1. You know what’s weird?  I saw a sign just like this at SEPTA (Philadelphia area) stations a few years back.

    Posted by Stephen on  23 December 2010 at 08:42 am

  2. To avoid this leaf compression problem in the first place they could make the wheels softer, maybe coat them in rubber, and make the tracks softer, something like tarmac.

    Posted by Ian F4 on  23 December 2010 at 03:13 pm

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