In the Norwegian newspapers today you can read about a tragic happening that happened in Oslo yesterday, where a 16 year old teenager died after she fell on the ice at Holstein metro when going out of the wagon at the station.
Too young and its still a mystery how she managed to fell under the Metro. The driver of the Metro didn’t notice the tragic death until the driver stopped at the last station named Sognsvann. The line is a quite popular metro line, because many students and nature loving people use it daily.
After the accident was known. The metro line stopped running and people had to take bus from Ullevål Stadion to Sognsvann.
Ice Everywhere in Oslo in the Winter
When the weather changes from plus to minus all the time it is very difficult to not get icy sidewalks and roads in Oslo. The roads gets salt, so the ice melts away but the sidewalks, bus stations, tram stations and the outside metro stations just get sand. This means that when the water melts and freeze again, then the sand will move and in the end you end up with broken legs and arms if you aren’t careful. I am sure that this tragic accident wouldn’t be a problem if the outside metro stations got salt on them so that the ice wouldn’t be a problem. Either that or cover the stations totally like in Sapporo, Japan.
Sporveien has a well developed and trained safety representatives, according Asperud.
– We have leaders who are well trained to deal with difficult situations. We also are able to provide different kind of professional help in those cases it is necessary. We have good expertise and follow up our drivers closely, he said.
Be careful in Oslo
In winter time, you should be careful in winter. Always listen to the weather and put required clothes on you. Learn how to walk on ice is a very good tip as not everywhere you find sand on ice. Also if the weather changers, the sand can move. We at Distrita sends all of our thoughts to the family that have lost their one. The investigation of this tragic accident continues.