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Author Topic: Thrown off a GWR train for asking a question?  (Read 859 times)
John R
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« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2017, 11:11:23 AM »

I suspect she was asked to leave the train because it wasn't calling at her station. If she then refused to leave, railway staff would be in their right to have her removed, forcibly if necessary. (Eg if she was holding up departure of the train). Failure to act on a request of a suitably authorised railway person would in itself be grounds for the BTP to get involved.

You notice I started with "suspect". None of us know the full story, but that would be my hunch.

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« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2017, 01:16:44 PM »

If the train I was on didn't stop at a scheduled stop I was wanting to get off at I'd be unhappy and want to know why.
Me too, but I'd also get off the train voluntarily and therefore avoid being thrown off. 
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« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2017, 02:29:41 PM »

I was on a service one day many years ago when I had a suspicion that the train was going too fast to make a scheduled station stop so I pulled the emergency stop as the train thundered through the platform.

The train came to a stand just short of a green signal. The guard, as they were called then, came through and asked who activated the emergency stop and why. I owned up and said the train didn't stop at the station. He argued that it wasn't suppose to stop despite the number of passengers who had made their way to the end vestibules ready to alight. He was definitely in the minority.

When the driver arrived to reset the train pipe the guard spoke to him through the carriage window telling him that the passengers are saying we should have stopped. I heard the drivers reply which was, "yes we should have, the panel told me to set back"

Case closed, the guard never even asked me for my name and address.

   
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