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Title: Persons hit by trains, at Slough and Nailsea & Backwell, 8 Jan 2018
Post by: TaplowGreen on January 08, 2018, 08:59:51 am
Second of the day I believe, an earlier incident near Bristol too?



Cancellations to services between London Paddington and Reading


Due to a person being hit by a train between London Paddington and Reading all lines are blocked.
Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 90 minutes. Disruption is expected until 11:30 08/01.


Title: Re: Persons hit by trains, at Slough and Nailsea & Backwell, 8 Jan 2018
Post by: bobm on January 08, 2018, 09:49:22 am
The earlier incident was at Nailsea & Backwell.  The person involved has apparently survived and is in the care of paramedics and the police.


Title: Re: Persons hit by trains, at Slough and Nailsea & Backwell, 8 Jan 2018
Post by: ellendune on January 08, 2018, 10:10:24 am
I caught the replacement for the Weston Train that was involved in the earlier incident. We were stopped between Reading and Twyford. We then pulled forward to Twyford before returning to Reading. I am now on a Waterloo train and expect to be 2 hours late for my meeting.


Title: Re: Persons hit by trains, at Slough and Nailsea & Backwell, 8 Jan 2018
Post by: bobm on January 08, 2018, 10:12:12 am
Reports of Waterloo line trains, already reduced due to strike action on SWR, running full and standing with first class declassified.


Title: Re: Persons hit by trains, at Slough and Nailsea & Backwell, 8 Jan 2018
Post by: TaplowGreen on January 08, 2018, 10:15:27 am
Reports of Waterloo line trains, already reduced due to strike action on SWR, running full and standing with first class declassified.

Hardly surprising but at least there is an alternative of sorts to London from Reading (...........if you can get as far as Reading) - long old trip to Waterloo from there though, especially if you're on your hind legs all the way.


Title: Re: Persons hit by trains, at Slough and Nailsea & Backwell, 8 Jan 2018
Post by: IndustryInsider on January 08, 2018, 10:27:34 am
And now there’s the Marylebone alternative for anybody coming in from Oxford or the Cotswolds.

Incident declared ‘suspicious‘ which usually means it takes much longer to reopen the lines.


Title: Re: Persons hit by trains, at Slough and Nailsea & Backwell, 8 Jan 2018
Post by: ellendune on January 08, 2018, 10:35:53 am
Reports of Waterloo line trains, already reduced due to strike action on SWR, running full and standing with first class declassified.

Hardly surprising but at least there is an alternative of sorts to London from Reading (...........if you can get as far as Reading) - long old trip to Waterloo from there though, especially if you're on your hind legs all the way.

Bad news was that I just missed a Waterloo Train. However the good news was that this meant I was very early for the next so got a seat.


Title: Re: Persons hit by trains, at Slough and Nailsea & Backwell, 8 Jan 2018
Post by: Four Track, Now! on January 08, 2018, 10:37:20 am
A tragic start to 2018.

It does look as though at least some lines will be closed beyond the original forecast of 11.30. Slough and Windsor to Eton Central trains are cancelled to 1pm.


Title: Re: Persons hit by trains, at Slough and Nailsea & Backwell, 8 Jan 2018
Post by: stuving on January 08, 2018, 10:50:09 am
Reports of Waterloo line trains, already reduced due to strike action on SWR, running full and standing with first class declassified.

In fact SWR are running all the half-hourly service from Reading, as part of the strike-day reduced service. Only the peak-hour extras are missing. I've not looked to see how many are 10-car now - it takes more that a quick look to tell - but it could be all of them, as there are now signs out announcing the longer trains (though a few have been running incognito for a while).

The reductions come further in, where the Readings are the back-up for other services that are cut or cancelled. Of course if they are already full with GWR's diverted masses that isn't going to work for travellers wanting to join later on.


Title: Re: Persons hit by trains, at Slough and Nailsea & Backwell, 8 Jan 2018
Post by: bobm on January 08, 2018, 10:51:50 am
The train involved was as IET which has forward facing cameras.  Apparently British Transport Police can look at the recordings on scene.  It would seem there is something which needs further investigation before services can be restored.


Title: Re: Persons hit by trains, at Slough and Nailsea & Backwell, 8 Jan 2018
Post by: bobm on January 08, 2018, 10:57:47 am
Reports of Waterloo line trains, already reduced due to strike action on SWR, running full and standing with first class declassified.

In fact SWR are running all the half-hourly service from Reading, as part of the strike-day reduced service. Only the peak-hour extras are missing.

Agreed although the usual 09:25 and 09:56 "extras" were both cancelled and would have helped in the immediate aftermath had they run.


Title: Re: Persons hit by trains, at Slough and Nailsea & Backwell, 8 Jan 2018
Post by: IndustryInsider on January 08, 2018, 11:34:07 am
Relief lines now open as a Class 387 is being used to screen the scene whilst investigation is ongoing.  Slough station remains shut.


Title: Re: Persons hit by trains, at Slough and Nailsea & Backwell, 8 Jan 2018
Post by: Phantom on January 08, 2018, 11:50:58 am
The earlier incident was at Nailsea & Backwell.  The person involved has apparently survived and is in the care of paramedics and the police.

When I went through Nailsea this morning the platform for trains heading South was closed with a PCSO stopping people coming up to the platform
Believe earlier trains didn't stop here?

Looks like someone was hit on the platform?


Title: Re: Persons hit by trains, at Slough and Nailsea & Backwell, 8 Jan 2018
Post by: jdw.wor on January 08, 2018, 12:17:27 pm
I couldn't see on GWR website any offer for passengers to travel via Marylebone to Oxford. Have I missed it or have GWR not considered it


Title: Re: Persons hit by trains, at Slough and Nailsea & Backwell, 8 Jan 2018
Post by: didcotdean on January 08, 2018, 12:29:34 pm
It currently says:
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Local bus routes, both FirstBus and TfL, will carry customers, as will other train companies from London termini.

I guess that covers it, though more precise info would have been better.


Title: Re: Persons hit by trains, at Slough and Nailsea & Backwell, 8 Jan 2018
Post by: stuving on January 08, 2018, 12:33:12 pm
It currently says:
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Local bus routes, both FirstBus and TfL, will carry customers, as will other train companies from London termini.

I guess that covers it, though more precise info would have been better.
Where I've just looked - Journeycheck for Reading-London - it says:
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Customer Advice
Slough Station is currently closed until further notice while emergency staff respond to the incident.
Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry, London Underground and South Western Railway are conveying passengers via any reasonable route until further notice.
First in Berkshire & The Thames Valley and London Buses are conveying passengers via any reasonable route until further notice.
Other services are conveying passengers via any reasonable route until further notice. Thames Travel route X39 X40 Reading to Oxford
Thames Travel route X2 X32 Didcot to Oxford

Last Updated:08/01/2018 12:31


Title: Re: Persons hit by trains, at Slough and Nailsea & Backwell, 8 Jan 2018
Post by: Bmblbzzz on January 08, 2018, 01:15:48 pm
The incident at Nailsea & Backwell seems to be a murder investigation in a nearby house.


Title: Re: Persons hit by trains, at Slough and Nailsea & Backwell, 8 Jan 2018
Post by: Rob on the hill on January 08, 2018, 01:27:55 pm
The incident at Nailsea & Backwell seems to be a murder investigation in a nearby house.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-42608231
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A murder investigation has been launched and a rail station closed after a woman was found fatally injured at a house near Bristol.

The 27-year-old was found with serious injuries inside a house in Brendon Gardens, Nailsea, Somerset, shortly before 07:00 GMT.

A 45-year-old man was arrested at Nailsea and Backwell railway station at 07:30 and is being treated in hospital.

The station has been closed and a cordon is in place at Brendon Gardens.

Police said paramedics tried to save the woman but she died at the scene.

Her next of kin are being supported by officers.

Det Ch Insp James Riccio said: "This investigation is at a very early stage and we are doing everything possible to determine how the woman died.

"We're aware this will have an impact on the wider community and I'd like to reassure people we believe this to be an isolated incident."

Anyone with information is urged to contact Avon & Somerset Constabulary.


Title: Re: Persons hit by trains, at Slough and Nailsea & Backwell, 8 Jan 2018
Post by: NickB on January 08, 2018, 02:08:13 pm
Update on Slough Station as of 14.03

Cancellations to services between London Paddington and Reading
Following a person being hit by a train between London Paddington and Reading some lines have now reopened. Disruption is expected until 16:30 08/01.
Train services between London Paddington and Reading may be cancelled, delayed by up to 120 minutes or terminated at and started back from Reading. Slough will not be served.


Title: Re: Persons hit by trains, at Slough and Nailsea & Backwell, 8 Jan 2018
Post by: TaplowGreen on January 08, 2018, 03:41:12 pm
Update on Slough Station as of 14.03

Cancellations to services between London Paddington and Reading
Following a person being hit by a train between London Paddington and Reading some lines have now reopened. Disruption is expected until 16:30 08/01.
Train services between London Paddington and Reading may be cancelled, delayed by up to 120 minutes or terminated at and started back from Reading. Slough will not be served.

Cancellations to services between London Paddington and Reading


Following a person being hit by a train earlier between London Paddington and Reading all lines have now reopened. Disruption is expected until 18:00 08/01.
Train services between London Paddington and Reading are returning to normal but some services may still be cancelled, delayed by up to 40 minutes or revised.
Customer Advice
Slough station is now open.


Title: Re: Persons hit by trains, at Slough and Nailsea & Backwell, 8 Jan 2018
Post by: a-driver on January 08, 2018, 04:55:31 pm
The incident at Slough...... just so very sad.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5246561/amp/Person-killed-train-rush-hour-tragedy.html?__twitter_impression=true


Title: Re: Persons hit by trains, at Slough and Nailsea & Backwell, 8 Jan 2018
Post by: Four Track, Now! on January 08, 2018, 10:15:23 pm
One quote in that article struck me:

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Passenger Oliver Riley was on board the train that hit the woman, he said:  '[The delays] are inconvenient, but the circumstances are sad. Someone has had a much worse day than me.'


Title: Re: Persons hit by trains, at Slough and Nailsea & Backwell, 8 Jan 2018
Post by: Chris from Nailsea on January 09, 2018, 01:26:36 am
An update on the incident at Nailsea & Backwell Station - from the Bristol Post (http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/andrew-tavener-arrested-over-wife-1029229):

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Andrew Tavener arrested over wife Claire's murder after being hit by train at Nailsea station

The 45-year-old was arrested after Claire Tavener’s body was found at their home in Nailsea

A man was arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife at their family home in Nailsea after being struck by a train at a nearby station.

Andrew Tavener was arrested by police on Monday, January 8, after being hit by a train at Nailsea and Backwell railway station around 7.30am.

The 45-year-old tree surgeon, who was taken to hospital with a hand injury, was detained after his wife, Claire Tavener, died at their family home in Brendon Gardens.

The 27-year-old, a mother of two, was found inside the property with serious injuries and despite the efforts of paramedics, died at the scene.

Avon and Somerset Police have called it an “isolated incident” but told how officers “are doing everything possible to determine how the woman died”.




Title: Re: Persons hit by trains, at Slough and Nailsea & Backwell, 8 Jan 2018
Post by: Chris from Nailsea on March 09, 2018, 02:21:41 am
An update on the incident at Nailsea & Backwell station, from the BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-43336152):

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Claire Tavener death: Husband admits murder

A man has admitted murdering his wife who was found stabbed to death at her home near Bristol.

Claire Tavener, 27, was found at a house in Brendon Gardens in Nailsea on 8 January, Bristol Crown Court heard.

Andrew Tavener, 45, of Brendon Gardens, was arrested at nearby Nailsea and Backwell railway station.

He was remanded in custody to be sentenced on 10 April. In a statement after her death Mrs Tavener's family described her as an "amazing woman".