Train driver error ruled out for Surbiton near miss

Black box analysis reveals driver and signalman acted promptly to unknown safety failure.

An early morning commute nearly ended in disaster as a potential major collision was averted on November 25. Exasperated by bad weather, an as yet unknown technical fault meant that the 5.44 from Alton to Waterloo skidded through two red signals before coming to rest less than 300 metres from another train. A high-level enquiry into the incident is now underway.

The evening of the same day, severe delays for homeward commuters was caused by an earlier suicide at Hampton Court Junction.

Read more in The Hersham News and Mail, BBC News and The Sun...


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