There are some words we’d rather not hear uttered aloud when on public transport.

But, there’s one code phrase that’s used on London’s transport network in the case of an emergency. And, it also happens to be quintessentially British.

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“Inspector Sands” is a code term used by public transport authorities to make staff members and emergency services aware of an emergency in the station without panicking members of the public.

Commuters at Oxford Circus Underground station heard the code word in operation Friday morning, when a …

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