"Seems it happens all the time. Took the Muggles an hour and a half to realise the train had vanished into thin air."
-- Ministry of Magic source (DP2)
The disappearance of a Muggle “tube train” leads to the suspension of a Ministry of Magic employee. The unnamed Daily Prophet reporter reveals that the offender is the Minister of Magic’s nephew, Rufus Fudge, who did it for a bet.
Questions are also being asked whether the Ministry’s commitment to eradicating anti-Muggle bias is serious (DP2).
The Muggles did not notice that the train had gone missing. Londoners are quite used to trains and buses not showing up on time (or ever).
Although the date printed on the second Daily Prophet Newsletter (DP2) is 8 February 1999, the timeframe for this event is 1992-1993.