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Tube's emergency response unit trains London's emergency services on working underground.(Technology and Innovation)

London's firefighters are being trained in Tube safety and rescue techniques by the Underground's dedicated team of specialists, the Emergency Response Unit (ERU). The ERU is called to all significant problems on the underground network, including derailments, broken rails, people under trains, immobilised trains, water on the track and issues requiring emergency speed restrictions. It played an active rote after the July 7 bombings. Its role is to help keep the tube running safely and reliably.

The ERU is run by Tube Lines, the company rebuilding three of the Tube's busiest lines--the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines--although it operates on all other underground tines as well. …

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