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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:08 am    Post subject: BBC report of passenger accident at Hampton Loade on Sunday Reply with quote

A woman is thought to have suffered serious leg injuries after she became trapped between a train and a platform on the Severn Valley Railway.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/shropshire/6606749.stm
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also reported in this evening's Shropshire Star. The lady involved was air lifted to Selly Oak hospital.

As a bit part player to the epilogue of this sorry incident I am given to believe all those involved from the SVR acted properly.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

boldford wrote:
I am given to believe all those involved from the SVR acted properly.


I know we did all we could to get passengers back where they started as best we could - with the train concerned prevented from moving at Hampton, some special trains were run -- I was on 46443 on the Footplate Experience class, and as we were cleaning the fire on the pit at Bewdley, we were asked to take our coach to Kidder with passengers waiting at Bewdley - not often we run a 1-coach real passenger train! Both Bridgnorth's locos ended up at Bewdley, and road transport arranged for their crews, train staff and passengers.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DMU also ran Bewdley to Country Park Halt (!) to act as a sweeper to collect and deliver passengers to intermediate stations.
Is this the first time a passenger train terminated at country park ??
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it looks like the svr acted appropiatly very good to the staff and all who were incovinenced
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have the raib'ons landed yet?
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there any more information on the womans condition? Having checked the web I can find no more than the BBC website whcih vaguely descriebes "serious leg injuries."
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another press report here, with some interesting comments added from those closely involved:

http://www.expressandstar.co.uk/2007/04/30/woman-trapped-by-train-freed/
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very interesting, shows how the press can often get the story wrong and blame an innocent party...
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KHARDS wrote:
Is there any more information on the womans condition? Having checked the web I can find no more than the BBC website whcih vaguely descriebes "serious leg injuries."



More information here:

http://www.expressandstar.co.uk/2007/05/09/oap-loses-leg-after-train-fall/
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will there be an official enquiry into the incident at Hampton Loade on Sunday 29th April 2007?

Dose anyone know who is doing the investigation?
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dbrattan wrote:
Will there be an official enquiry into the incident at Hampton Loade on Sunday 29th April 2007?

Dose anyone know who is doing the investigation?


You can find the answers to your questions by following the link in posting above yours.
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