At 1600 the "Service Indicator" on NRES was still showing "Good Service" for VT.The official word: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/sa65046c076943eb8cbac00412600528/details.html
No London Midland or Virgin Trains services are currently arriving at or leaving from London Euston"
With all due respect for the victim, their family and friends (and also the staff involved), I would concur. However sad something like this is - and it is indeed very bad news - an efficient recovery operation will be welcomed, providing there are no suspicious circumstances. As I have occasionally said before, it may put staff at risk if they have to deal with unsympathetic, angry passengers, and overcrowding can also become a realistically dangerous problem at such times as these.Hopefully the clear up will be done within a couple of hours or maybe some lines re-opened to allow some movement. Always seems to be a Friday!!
I know January it worked out to 1 daily, hasnt been as many since then though. I really dont think its on average 3 a day though.Sad to hear :cry:
Also does anyone know how many people this year been struck by a Train? it's just a wonder as this is becomming common, i hear on average that 3 people get hit by train everyday
More like 2 every 24 hours, I feel, excluding LU and metro/subway/tram services. This is mainly based on reading NRE and TOC website updates.I know January it worked out to 1 daily, hasnt been as many since then though. I really dont think its on average 3 a day though.
The Grand Central 43467 is there for matinance, they using LNWR now instead, speaking of Crewe i did hear another Failalty in the Crewe areaCurrently on the delayed 17:04 from stockport to euston. Just crawled through rugby 2 mins ago. Must give credit to the stockport station staff and this train crew. Smiling through the disruption and being very helpful.
Was due to get the 17:23 with the dinner service (I always book first class on a friday!) But have ended up with light bites.. Not complaining though as the TM thinks we will arrive into Euston about 19:30.
Also saw Grand Central 43467 at crewe. What on earth was it doing there??
Quick check of ORR stats shows 208 suicides and 37 trespasser fatalities last year. Suicides seem to have varied between 200 and 250 over the last 15 years.Something like 220 / 230 a year.
Agreed. Did anyone see the episode of The Tube where a driver who had sadly been involved with one such incident said that he saw the incident every time he sat in the cab, and that he felt like a murderer? That must be an awful feeling, and it's clear that driver will always be affected by what happened.Whatever the reason for each fatality over 200 a year is a huge amount and that is a large number of drivers and train crew affected.
A lot of the drivers can't work again after this sort of horrendous incident i can't begin to imagine how traumatic it must be.
I hesitate to comment on things like performance statistics in such circumstances, since doing so may seem rather crude, but I feel I should point out that the same actions can be taken by TOCs in Britain, except for the possible difference that the number of major incidents which have been removed from performance statistics are listed alongside said statistics.Not sure how true it is, but anecdotally some european railways exclude such events from their performance stats.