The London Underground holds to records: One of the most famous train stations in the world and one of the most likely places in the world to witness a suicide. It’s readily accessible from almost everywhere in London, and has some of the fasted and heaviest trains in Europe. People jump in front of oncoming trains on a weekly basis.
The most popular suicide station is King’s Cross St.Pancras, while 145 people have jumped the Northern Line between 2001 and 2011. These occurrences have become so common that their status has become that of a routine nuisance. Delays caused by jumpers are called with code names such as “passenger action” or “one under.”
The water drain openings many stations’ tracks feature are commonly called “suicide pits” since the jumpers who fall into them have a better chance of survival.The survivors however, are charged with a number of misdemeanors and the bodies of successful jumpers are put into a cleaning cupboard until the authorities arrive.