RPC-073
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The two tunnels leading to RPC-073. Picture taken from the North Section of OL-Site-73.

Item #: RPC-073

Object Class: Alpha

Containment Protocols: OL-Site-73 has been set up around RPC-073 and consists of two sections; North Section and South Section. Both sections are located 200m away from the northern and southern exits of the tunnels respectively.

As of 17/01/19██, all regular trains route through an alternate set of tunnels. All tunnels and maintenance shafts leading to RPC-073 have been sealed off from the public under the guise of ongoing engineering works.

OL-Site-73 will maintain a fleet of eight trains each consisting of one specially modified automated driver cabin at the front, two standard passenger cabins in the middle, and another modified driver cabin at the rear. Authority staff must send one unmanned train through both the northbound and the southbound tunnels towards RPC-073 every six hours, regardless of whether a previously dispatched train has exited RPC-073 or not.

Failure to dispatch trains every six hours is to be considered a breach of containment, and will trigger automatic lockdown fail-safes in both sections of OL-Site-73. Lockdown will persist until a train is sent into RPC-073 from both sides simultaneously. Any instances of RPC-073-1 should be avoided at all costs, as direct physical contact results in an extremely fast onset of bubonic plague symptoms and death within 5 - 15 seconds, regardless of vaccinations. There are currently no known means by which to defend against or repel instances of RPC-073-1.

Any unauthorised persons attempting to enter OL-Site-73 or any tunnel leading to RPC-073 are to be apprehended and interrogated.

Description: RPC-073 is a set of anomalous underground train tunnels below London, UK located between the █████ ████ and ██████ ██████ London underground train stations on the ████████ Line. The tunnels show no differences to standard tunnel designs; One tunnel is designed for northbound travel, while the second tunnel is designed for southbound travel.

The distance between the █████ ████ and ██████ ██████ stations is 1.8 miles and would normally take 2 minutes to traverse at an average speed of 50mph. However, RPC-073's anomalous properties cause anything passing through the tunnels to take orders of magnitude longer to traverse regardless of speed.1

The exact internal size of RPC-073 has so far proven impossible to determine as each test has produced different results. However, test results do adhere to standard calculations2 and all recorded data correlates with the other variables.3 This confirms that while anomalous in its overall size from test to test, the actual interior of RPC-073 does adhere to euclidean principles. (See experiment logs for more information.)

Subjects on a train that passes through RPC-073 report hearing abnormal screeching, screaming, wailing, and similar sounds. Subjects also report catching glimpses of black silhouettes in all reflective surfaces within the train. These silhouettes have been designated RPC-073-1.

The glimpses and sounds are extremely unsettling for anyone witnessing them and instil feelings of dread and anxiety that increase in intensity the longer the subject stays within RPC-073. Subjects also report feelings of being watched by the RPC-073-1 instances.

There have been no reported incidents of any RPC-073-1 causing any physical harm to subjects aboard a train passing through RPC-073. However, instances are considered extremely hazardous and all physical contact is to be avoided at all costs. Post mortem autopsies on subjects that had direct physical contact with RPC-073-1 instances report that subjects were infected with an extremely fast acting strain of the bubonic plague.4 According to eye witnesses and CCTV footage, the victims of this infection died within 5 - 15 seconds of contact with RPC-073-1 instances.
It is still unknown what RPC-073-1 instances are made of, what their motives are, and how or why they manifest. All attempts to communicate with RPC-073-1 instances have failed. (See Incident Log 01.)

Discovery: RPC-073 was discovered on 04/12/19██ when the 8:45 train from ███████████ ███████ to ███████ failed to arrive at the ██████ ██████ station until 4 hours and 23 minutes later. The driver jumped out of his cabin before the train had fully stopped causing emergency fail-safes to activate. The train came to a halt with only 4 of its 6 cabins at the platform. Station staff were overwhelmed by severely distressed, dehydrated, and lightly injured passengers fleeing the train in terror. Authority agents embedded within emergency services swiftly contained the situation and administered medical attention and amnestics to all staff and passengers involved. No loss of life was reported.


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