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« on: April 12, 2018, 06:30:12 pm »

I hadn’t seen this elsewhere so I hope I’m not duplicating the story. Credit to Maidenhead Advertiser of course.  The lift to the platform is a good 3-4m from the platform edge so this will be an interesting story to watch unfold.

https://www.maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk/gallery/maidenhead/129978/rail-inspectors-investigating-after-empty-pram-is-dragged-into-train-path.html
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 05:54:55 am »

The pram sand child was reportedly sucked into the path of a passing freight train.

Re: passing freight trains. This could also be an issue at Hayes & Harlington on platform 3 where the stairs come down from the upper foyer. The platform there is very narrow and uneven right along past the waiting room to the 'new' bridge. This is due to works by Crossrail and Network Rail on platform 2 impinging upon the access to platform 3. Seems like its par for the course. I have informed the Health & Safety Executive.


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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 06:03:25 am »

The pram sand child was reportedly sucked into the path of a passing freight train.

To be clear ... that's pram sans (without) child not pram and (with) child, thank goodness.

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Rail inspectors are investigating after a young mother’s pram was sucked into the path of a passing train at Maidenhead Station.

The mother, who wanted to remain anonymous, was exiting a lift with her two-year-old son as a freight train went past.

The pram was destroyed in the incident and the mother said she was ‘shocked’ but felt lucky her son was not in it at the time.
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 12:35:27 pm »

The pram sand child was reportedly sucked into the path of a passing freight train.

To be clear ... that's pram sans (without) child not pram and (with) child, thank goodness.

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Rail inspectors are investigating after a young mother’s pram was sucked into the path of a passing train at Maidenhead Station.

The mother, who wanted to remain anonymous, was exiting a lift with her two-year-old son as a freight train went past.

The pram was destroyed in the incident and the mother said she was ‘shocked’ but felt lucky her son was not in it at the time.

'sans' it is!!
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