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« on: June 15, 2018, 03:45:55 pm »

Someone's been hit by a train at Southall. Prepare for severe delays for the Friday rush hour.
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2018, 04:00:08 pm »

From what I can gather from Twitter, it looks like the OHLE was switched off while the incident was dealt with (all lines now appear to be back open) but after it was restored there was "an issue with an electric train failing to take power". From the Open Train Times map the train affected appears to be 1T60, the 14.10 HeX from PAD to Heathrow T5, which at the moment (16.00) appears to be still stationary on the DM to the east of Southall with 1B42, the 14.15 from PAD to CDF, stuck behind it.
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2018, 04:05:16 pm »

17:18 and 17:57 out of Paddington cancelled.
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2018, 04:20:45 pm »

Cotswold line services appear to have been devastated.
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2018, 04:32:56 pm »

16.30 update:

1B42 appears to have been reversed to EAL and is currently passing Maidenhead running almost 2 hours late

1T60 is STILL there and it would appear that a rather disgruntled David Miliband (the former Labour politician and brother of Ed) is on board:

https://twitter.com/DMiliband/status/1007644559491280896

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“Tech team en route”. Four of the most chilling words in the English language. Especially when you are in third hour of 15 minute journey to Heathrow. This is lame @HeathrowExpress. Earlier fatality not your fault. “Brake problems” certainly are. Please get a grip.

EDIT: 1T60 now moving forwards on the Open Train Times map.
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2018, 06:36:21 pm »

The person involved survived and was taken to hospital by ambulance. 
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2018, 09:04:19 pm »

The person involved survived and was taken to hospital by ambulance. 

That's good to hear...…………….tonight's journey for me...……..White City/Oxford Circus/Waterloo/Reading/Taplow...……….just shy of 3 hours, but at least it didn't end in hospital.

So glad I didn't chance Paddington I hear it was dreadful.
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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2018, 08:40:42 am »

Someone's been hit by a train at Southall. Prepare for severe delays for the Friday rush hour.

Any contingency planning for what is sadly a regular occurrence? None observable.

And missed flights for hundreds because I bet T4L didn't arrange alternatives to get folks to Heathrow.
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« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2018, 08:54:06 am »

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southall_railway_station#Accidents_and_incidents

In 2007, analysis by First Great Western after several deaths at Southall station found that a third of the suicides on English and Welsh railways occurred on the line between Slough and Paddington.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/abused-asian-women-behind-soaring-toll-of-railway-suicides-6614996.html

https://www.outlookindia.com/magazine/story/the-suicide-station/236122

The Suicide Station

ASIAN WOMEN: UK SUICIDES

Flawed marital priorities fuel a thickening tragedy among young brides in Southall

Circle Of Death

* Suicide among South Asian women in Britain is three times that of the national average
Of 240 suicides on rail tracks in Britain last year, 80 were Southall women, mostly Sikhs

* The victims typically come from Punjab, are educated, and married off to men who lack similar educational or professional backgrounds

*Brides are trapped into domestic slavery, suffer abuse and have no one to help them

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« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2018, 09:02:30 am »

Whilst it may be statistically likely that yesterday's "person hit by train" was a suicide attempt, there is no confirmation of this and we should be very careful to keep the discussion of the very real and very important general issues away from the specifics of yesterday's case.    I am very much aware of wrong conclusions being made in the past, which have been deeply hurtful to the families of the people involved - or indeed (in this case, one hopes) to the person involved him/herself.

If anyone is personally involved, or wishes for further general information, see our thread at http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=6526.0  There is a great deal of support and information available and our thread will help you find what you need.
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« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2018, 09:22:54 am »

Someone's been hit by a train at Southall. Prepare for severe delays for the Friday rush hour.

Southall - Ramadam?
 
Any contingency planning for what is sadly a regular occurrence? None observable.

And missed flights for hundreds because I bet T4L didn't arrange alternatives to get folks to Heathrow.


I take it you mean Ramadan?

Not sure of the connection between that and a possible railway suicide...…...I'm not aware of a connotation between religious festivals and suicide?  (.......although having said that, some of my family can be hard work at Christmas)

In any case Southall is a predominantly Sikh area, wish the average Sikh "Eid Mubarak" and you may get a nasty surprise.
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« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2018, 06:49:37 pm »

Someone's been hit by a train at Southall. Prepare for severe delays for the Friday rush hour.
Any contingency planning for what is sadly a regular occurrence? None observable.

Yes there is contingency planning Network Rail and BTP know exactly what to do.

I am sure GWR also have a plan. However, what planning do you have in mind that could provide a replacement for the capacity of the whole route out of Paddington in the rush hour at no notice whatsoever? 
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« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2018, 10:42:01 am »

Article about volunteer Rail Pastors:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-berkshire-44468015/the-volunteers-saving-lives-on-the-railways
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