Obstruction on the line at Kempton Park (29/08)

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  1. Matt Taylor

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    Please stay behind the yellow line at all times.

    (image shows a motor vehicle dangling off the edge of the platform onto one of the running lines at Kempton Park station)
     

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  3. gazthomas

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    I saw this on Facebook, was it accidental or intentional?
     
  4. Oliver

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    Perhaps the more imaginative among us could set out a series of events by which this out-come was "accidental".
     
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    Up in the north we only get trains with designated spaces for bikes and wheelchairs, we're getting left out again by South West and their trains with designated Chelsea Tractor spaces ... <D
     
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    Someone trying to demonstrate that motor-rail could make a comeback if only the sliding doors were wide enough
     
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    Maybe this is a Pacer replacement rial. More room!
     
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    Well we've heard of bridge strikes. Now we get track strikes. Gearjammer will be along shortly to explain how it's never the fault of the driver
     
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    Any news on how this occurred yet?
     
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    I wonder if a dodgy satnav and a "follow the instructions to the letter" driver is involved somewhere in the chain of events?
     
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    I suspect it's more likely a brake / accelerator mixup.
     
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    Stolen vehicle perhaps. Muppets driving just wanted it dumped and didn't care where
     
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    Possibly, though dumping it there would be harder than just leaving it in a car park - more likely to be captured on CCTV as well.
     
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    How!?
     

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    So, I'm looking at pictures of Kempton Park station, and Google earth overhead images, and I'm even more confused
     
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    Nice to see one of the class 508 cars in that pic
     
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    Don't know what happened there but the I did upload the image in the original post then it somehow disappeared-I had to head to work so I was unable to check what was actually visible in the post.

    My first thought was that it was at Hampton but I then realised that it couldn't be due to the tree line so it must be Kempton Park on the downside which opens out onto the racecourse car park. Odd that it would happen at a racecourse station when the most recent similar incident took place at Esher (Sandown Park racecourse).
     
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    This isn't the first time its happened in this area, if you remember a few years back an old boy somehow managed to get a car onto the up platform at Esher and only by god fortune didn't end up on the track of the SWML.
     
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    I'm just amazed that it's even possible to get a car onto the platform. However I don't know the station layout.
     
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    Maybe Motorail DOES have a future after all... ;):lol:
     
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    The up platform has the canopy.
     
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    I am feeling very 'special' today! :lol:


    if you didn't see my earlier post you won't get the joke, sorry.;)
     
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    Caption contest?

    "Since they increased the car park prices, drivers have taken to more drastic solutions to parking"
     
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    Yes you're special alright! ;):lol: And you have to be even more special to work for my lot! <:D:-P
     
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    Can't be any worse than my lot, in fact I preferred your lot but your roster is bloomin horrible now so there isn't much to choose between them now.
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    Car driver admits to being confused by online payment options!
     
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    It's a shame it didn't (somehow) happen on the London Underground, as it would have been another tube strike... (I'll get my coat) ;) :) :p
     
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    Not one to judge of course....However being a Mitsubishi Shogun and at Kempton Park, one would be forgiven for casting the view that it might well have been a member of the travelling fraternity who'd had a few too many sherbets. :)

    On the plus side, at least he had his headlights on...
     
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    If you're going to mess up anyway, at least do it so spectacularly that you make them wonder, "How did he manage that?"
     
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    The question everyone is avoiding is: "Who was responsible for building a railway through a car park?"
     
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