Fatality between London Paddington and Reading

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  1. Ben

    Ben Established Member

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    TOC(s) affected First Great Western, First Great Western Link, Heathrow Connect, Heathrow Express

    Route affectedLondon Paddington - Hayes and Harlington - Reading - Newbury - Bristol - Plymouth - Penzance also London Paddington - Reading - Didcot Parkway - Oxford/Heathrow

    Description Train services are being disrupted between London Paddington and Reading due to a fatality at Hayes and Harlington. Short notice alterations,cancellations and delays of up to 60 minutes can be expected. The estimated time for a normal train service to resume is 2-3 hours

    anyone know anything else?
     
  2. Tom

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    I think I just saw something about it with a HC train hitting someone...
     
  3. Coxster

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    Why do we need to be told about each incident?
     
  4. Lewisham2221

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    So that people are aware of delays occuring and the reasons for them...

    If you don't want to read about each incident, don't click on the thread, after all, the title is pretty self explanatry.
     
  5. Techniquest

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    That's what, the third or fourth one on the GWML this summer so far.

    What's going on? Things aren't that bad surely?

    If this is the summer lot, what will it be like in the winter? :shock:
     
  6. jonb

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    I was talking to a 'One' Driver and they were averaging a Fatality at Brentwood every two weeks.... :shock:
     
  7. HSTfan!!!

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    serve people right for being on the railway in places they shouldn't be in most cases! I can only feel for the staff and crew of the train's. If I were a driver it would pretty freak me out hitting someone.
     
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    Apparently Denmark Hill is a hotspot on the South Eastern
     
  9. Coxster

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    A lot of it is people wanting to die and see trains as the ultimate killer.
     
  10. Dave A

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    And a lot of stupid kids who think real trains are as harmless as the scale model trains or that a HST can brake in 5 seconds at 125mph :roll: :roll:

    *Start rant*

    I don't blame the TOC's. Everytime I hear of a "one under" on the LU I think, "great, more delays :roll: ", especially if I'm on a train behind it :x I have no feelings for the ones who do it on purpose or are where they shouldn't be <(

    *End rant* (That felt good ;) )
     
  11. DescendingSadly

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    mate, that's pretty heartless saying that about suicides. you don't even know what happened in that persons life, half the time it's half other people who make them do it.
     
  12. Ben

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    its heartless how the people who do jump dont think about the driver of that train
     
  13. Dave A

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    I agree with you 158. There are helplines and places for people who are suicidal or depressed etc, and TBH if they have to kill themselves, do it where it doesn't interfere with other people. I'm sure a train is one of hundreads of dangerous, life-threatning things in the country. :roll:

    It just sickens me to here that someone has killed themselves by falling under a train. The poor drivers, I'm sure that "thump" and final "scream" is a lovely sound to hear, oh and of course the fact that they might not know its was the person's own-doing and not an accident by the driver. :( :roll:

    So many thoughts, feelings, emotions going around you, all in a few seconds, that leads to a permanent scar in a lot of people. Did you know, when someone kills themselves under a moving train, some times, 2 lives are lost on that day :( :x :!:
     
  14. Techniquest

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    Very good point there London Tube. If it happened to me when I was driving, it would make me want to quit it. To feel like you terminated a person, no, that would not be nice.

    TBH, though, when I hear of a fatality now at the platforms, it's almost a common occurance, and I end up trying to roll my eyes.

    I believe this post could be called 'having your cake and eating it too'.
     
  15. HSTfan!!!

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    tbh If I were a driver and one day I do hope to be, I would be affected but I don't think it would make me want to quit, why leave the career you've put so much work to get to as of some person who wants to jump. It affects you, but its your job, you just have to get on with it, personally I'd feel as soon as I get into the cab and move off - I'd know there is the possibility it could happen - it's part of the job at the end of the day, you've got to move on and do your job.
     
  16. Guinness

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    Some people can be effected differently to death etc.

    I would be the same as you though Alun.
     
  17. Techniquest

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    I did it would WANT to make me quit. I gather I'd have the support from co-workers, bosses, family and friends to ensure this was not done. Of course, after months of work to get there, I doubt I'd want to hang my keys up just like that.

    It's a bit like at work now, I've worked hard to become as trained and quick at my work, I've not going to just hang my grippers back up on the rack just like that.

    Anyway, my point is the shock and horror of the incident would scare the living daylights out of me. Dunno how we'd get the service moving again then, I might continue onwards, depends on the severity of what's happened, blah blah blah, but I'd be keeping my eyes looking out for people near tunnel entrances, exits and bridges, if necessary perhaps a blast of a horn too.
     
  18. DescendingSadly

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    what aload of bollocks!

    do you really think people who are suicidal are really going to listen to someone over a phone? for all you know all their family could of died and they just want to see them again because they are so sad.

    You should stop listening to the silly TV and newspapers and realise that the people who do jump under trains arn't chavs and don't plan to harm people, they just want everything to end.

    It's silly sods like you lot that makes this world so cold and bitter.

    the next time you think of more delays maybe stop being so self obsessed and think further than your own problem.

    you can ban me or whatever for this message or whatever but it's true. and one day one of you will realise, life is alot more than trains.
     
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    Maybe it's the person committing suicide being the selfish one. After all, they don't have to deal with the after effects do they

    Harsh, but worth thinking about
     
  20. DescendingSadly

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    And the people around them never offered help to them did they? it's ok to let other people help them, but when would we give a toss what they feel?

    this world is so wrapped up in itself we can't even help one another.
     
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