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Vasectomy talk fells train driver

Tube services suffered after driver fainted, according to reports.

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LONDON, England -- Travelers on London's creaky Underground railway are used to delays -- but not one caused by their drivers' choice of conversation in the cab.

Tube officials said Monday they were investigating reports that Circle Line services had been disrupted when a trainee driver fell from his cab after fainting while two colleagues discussed a vasectomy operation.

The driver and an instructor carried on talking about the surgery one of them had undergone despite the trainee's pleas to change the subject, the UK Press Association reported.

The trainee, who had just started his instruction, was sick at one point before falling out of the cab as the train was traveling at about 24 km/h (15 mph) near Aldgate station in central London, PA said.

The driver was taken to hospital and treated for head and chest injuries.

"We are investigating the incident which took place at 11.30 a.m. last Thursday," said a London Underground spokeswoman.

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