Person dies at New Milton railway station after being hit by train

Travel disrupted after person hit by train

Travel disrupted after person hit by train

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A PERSON was killed after being hit by a train at New Milton railway station yesterday. 

Police confirmed it received a call to the scene at 5.14pm on Saturday following reports a person had been struck.

A spokesperson for British Transport Police said a crew from South Central Ambulance Service attended the scene.

“It is currently being treated as a non-suspicious fatality,” she added. “British Transport Police are currently trying to identify the next of kin.

“A file is currently being prepared for the coroner’s office.

“Any witnesses should call us on 0800 405040 quoting nspis 370 of August 2.”

Services between Bournemouth and Brockenhurst were suspended for several hours as a result of the incident and replacement buses were used in an attempt to minimise disruption.

South West Trains posted on Twitter at 11.05pm to confirm the track had been cleared and that trains were again running as normal.

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10:16pm Sat 2 Aug 14

mcwuzzy says...

We were the first to be turfed out at Brockenhurst. Poor station guy all on his own, no support at all from South West Trains. Kept promising buses, but from the start of the incident until trains resumed no buses or coaches arrived at Brockenhurst. A few sporadic SWT paid taxis, that was all. Fully understand the reason for the problem, just do not like being lied to. SWT trains disgraceful service.
We were the first to be turfed out at Brockenhurst. Poor station guy all on his own, no support at all from South West Trains. Kept promising buses, but from the start of the incident until trains resumed no buses or coaches arrived at Brockenhurst. A few sporadic SWT paid taxis, that was all. Fully understand the reason for the problem, just do not like being lied to. SWT trains disgraceful service. mcwuzzy
  • Score: -16

10:21pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Chief-Wiggum says...

mcwuzzy wrote:
We were the first to be turfed out at Brockenhurst. Poor station guy all on his own, no support at all from South West Trains. Kept promising buses, but from the start of the incident until trains resumed no buses or coaches arrived at Brockenhurst. A few sporadic SWT paid taxis, that was all. Fully understand the reason for the problem, just do not like being lied to. SWT trains disgraceful service.
Oh well at least you lived to tell the tale
[quote][p][bold]mcwuzzy[/bold] wrote: We were the first to be turfed out at Brockenhurst. Poor station guy all on his own, no support at all from South West Trains. Kept promising buses, but from the start of the incident until trains resumed no buses or coaches arrived at Brockenhurst. A few sporadic SWT paid taxis, that was all. Fully understand the reason for the problem, just do not like being lied to. SWT trains disgraceful service.[/p][/quote]Oh well at least you lived to tell the tale Chief-Wiggum
  • Score: 52

10:31pm Sat 2 Aug 14

roamer200 says...

mcwuzzy wrote:
We were the first to be turfed out at Brockenhurst. Poor station guy all on his own, no support at all from South West Trains. Kept promising buses, but from the start of the incident until trains resumed no buses or coaches arrived at Brockenhurst. A few sporadic SWT paid taxis, that was all. Fully understand the reason for the problem, just do not like being lied to. SWT trains disgraceful service.
What are swt meant to do? They can't have buses on standby...
[quote][p][bold]mcwuzzy[/bold] wrote: We were the first to be turfed out at Brockenhurst. Poor station guy all on his own, no support at all from South West Trains. Kept promising buses, but from the start of the incident until trains resumed no buses or coaches arrived at Brockenhurst. A few sporadic SWT paid taxis, that was all. Fully understand the reason for the problem, just do not like being lied to. SWT trains disgraceful service.[/p][/quote]What are swt meant to do? They can't have buses on standby... roamer200
  • Score: 42

10:40pm Sat 2 Aug 14

trolley says...

They could keep people updated and advise if the delay was an hour,4 hours or a likely time.yes they can quickly arrange buses
They could keep people updated and advise if the delay was an hour,4 hours or a likely time.yes they can quickly arrange buses trolley
  • Score: -19

10:44pm Sat 2 Aug 14

eaststandman says...

mcwuzzy wrote:
We were the first to be turfed out at Brockenhurst. Poor station guy all on his own, no support at all from South West Trains. Kept promising buses, but from the start of the incident until trains resumed no buses or coaches arrived at Brockenhurst. A few sporadic SWT paid taxis, that was all. Fully understand the reason for the problem, just do not like being lied to. SWT trains disgraceful service.
Are you alright? Gosh, it must have been hell !

Let's hope you're all recovered now poppet.
[quote][p][bold]mcwuzzy[/bold] wrote: We were the first to be turfed out at Brockenhurst. Poor station guy all on his own, no support at all from South West Trains. Kept promising buses, but from the start of the incident until trains resumed no buses or coaches arrived at Brockenhurst. A few sporadic SWT paid taxis, that was all. Fully understand the reason for the problem, just do not like being lied to. SWT trains disgraceful service.[/p][/quote]Are you alright? Gosh, it must have been hell ! Let's hope you're all recovered now poppet. eaststandman
  • Score: 27

10:58pm Sat 2 Aug 14

folkprotector says...

We were coming home from a great day out in London. We were held up at Southampton Central fro 54 minutes. The train was then allowed to move on Brockenhurst. We chose to leave the train after being options by the guard, and arranged to be picked up by our friend.
Out train's guard (on the 17:05 from London Waterloo) kept us all informed at frequent. He was working with scant information and did the best he could to keep us up to date with whatever information he could get. That guard deserves praise.
We suffered a significant inconvenience to our day but made the best we could of a difficult situation. In the circumstances our inconvenience was trivial compared to what those directly affected by what had happened at New Milton had and will have to suffer.
We were coming home from a great day out in London. We were held up at Southampton Central fro 54 minutes. The train was then allowed to move on Brockenhurst. We chose to leave the train after being options by the guard, and arranged to be picked up by our friend. Out train's guard (on the 17:05 from London Waterloo) kept us all informed at frequent. He was working with scant information and did the best he could to keep us up to date with whatever information he could get. That guard deserves praise. We suffered a significant inconvenience to our day but made the best we could of a difficult situation. In the circumstances our inconvenience was trivial compared to what those directly affected by what had happened at New Milton had and will have to suffer. folkprotector
  • Score: 75

11:11pm Sat 2 Aug 14

folkprotector says...

for 54; given options; frequent intervals
...oops! it's been a long day!
for 54; given options; frequent intervals ...oops! it's been a long day! folkprotector
  • Score: -3

11:12pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Lisa Lockett says...

I was a passenger on the train involved in this sad incident. It was horrific and I would just like to say that I really feel for the driver. We were travelling extremely fast at the time, not due to stop at the station and he did his best in a very difficult situation. I think I can speak for most people on board when I say that no-one wants to witness this ever again.
Ok, so you could say that SWT could have handled the two hour delay a bit differently; hot carriages, no drinks, no updates etc but let's face it....someone had died. That was their priority.
The switch over of trains and passengers at bournemouth could DEFINITELY have been handled with more sensitivity......I'v
e seen things today that I don't care to see again thanks, but I must remember.....at least I have tomorrow to look forward to.......some people aren't so lucky, and my thoughts go to the poor family of the chap involved. RIP to that man. How very sad :(
I was a passenger on the train involved in this sad incident. It was horrific and I would just like to say that I really feel for the driver. We were travelling extremely fast at the time, not due to stop at the station and he did his best in a very difficult situation. I think I can speak for most people on board when I say that no-one wants to witness this ever again. Ok, so you could say that SWT could have handled the two hour delay a bit differently; hot carriages, no drinks, no updates etc but let's face it....someone had died. That was their priority. The switch over of trains and passengers at bournemouth could DEFINITELY have been handled with more sensitivity......I'v e seen things today that I don't care to see again thanks, but I must remember.....at least I have tomorrow to look forward to.......some people aren't so lucky, and my thoughts go to the poor family of the chap involved. RIP to that man. How very sad :( Lisa Lockett
  • Score: 108

11:47pm Sat 2 Aug 14

rtcminers says...

Lisa Lockett wrote:
I was a passenger on the train involved in this sad incident. It was horrific and I would just like to say that I really feel for the driver. We were travelling extremely fast at the time, not due to stop at the station and he did his best in a very difficult situation. I think I can speak for most people on board when I say that no-one wants to witness this ever again.
Ok, so you could say that SWT could have handled the two hour delay a bit differently; hot carriages, no drinks, no updates etc but let's face it....someone had died. That was their priority.
The switch over of trains and passengers at bournemouth could DEFINITELY have been handled with more sensitivity......I'v

e seen things today that I don't care to see again thanks, but I must remember.....at least I have tomorrow to look forward to.......some people aren't so lucky, and my thoughts go to the poor family of the chap involved. RIP to that man. How very sad :(
I was sat at new miltion station and saw it happen but lisa u made me relise that i do have tommorow to lookforward to thank you! it was not nice at all and my thoughts go out to train driver and everyone else who saw it to. :(
[quote][p][bold]Lisa Lockett[/bold] wrote: I was a passenger on the train involved in this sad incident. It was horrific and I would just like to say that I really feel for the driver. We were travelling extremely fast at the time, not due to stop at the station and he did his best in a very difficult situation. I think I can speak for most people on board when I say that no-one wants to witness this ever again. Ok, so you could say that SWT could have handled the two hour delay a bit differently; hot carriages, no drinks, no updates etc but let's face it....someone had died. That was their priority. The switch over of trains and passengers at bournemouth could DEFINITELY have been handled with more sensitivity......I'v e seen things today that I don't care to see again thanks, but I must remember.....at least I have tomorrow to look forward to.......some people aren't so lucky, and my thoughts go to the poor family of the chap involved. RIP to that man. How very sad :([/p][/quote]I was sat at new miltion station and saw it happen but lisa u made me relise that i do have tommorow to lookforward to thank you! it was not nice at all and my thoughts go out to train driver and everyone else who saw it to. :( rtcminers
  • Score: 76

7:57am Sun 3 Aug 14

justme20092009 says...

inconsiderate people
inconsiderate people justme20092009
  • Score: -19

8:45am Sun 3 Aug 14

spooki says...

I too feel for the drivers and emergency services who have to deal with these incidents. I actually find myself agreeing with Sir East Cliff.
In the case of the driver and any witnesses, they have to go back to that place everyday and will never forget what they saw.
But it is very sad when someone feels they want to end their life, in any way.
I too feel for the drivers and emergency services who have to deal with these incidents. I actually find myself agreeing with Sir East Cliff. In the case of the driver and any witnesses, they have to go back to that place everyday and will never forget what they saw. But it is very sad when someone feels they want to end their life, in any way. spooki
  • Score: 35

9:02am Sun 3 Aug 14

Dont drop litter says...

mcwuzzy wrote:
We were the first to be turfed out at Brockenhurst. Poor station guy all on his own, no support at all from South West Trains. Kept promising buses, but from the start of the incident until trains resumed no buses or coaches arrived at Brockenhurst. A few sporadic SWT paid taxis, that was all. Fully understand the reason for the problem, just do not like being lied to. SWT trains disgraceful service.
Somebody got hit by a train, somebody died! Have you any idea how horrific that is for anyone unlucky enough to witness, for the train driver, the public waiting on the platform?
In the great scheme of things you only had to wait for a bus. I hope you read this and realise how tiny your problem really was and how callous and pathetic your earlier comment has made you sound.
[quote][p][bold]mcwuzzy[/bold] wrote: We were the first to be turfed out at Brockenhurst. Poor station guy all on his own, no support at all from South West Trains. Kept promising buses, but from the start of the incident until trains resumed no buses or coaches arrived at Brockenhurst. A few sporadic SWT paid taxis, that was all. Fully understand the reason for the problem, just do not like being lied to. SWT trains disgraceful service.[/p][/quote]Somebody got hit by a train, somebody died! Have you any idea how horrific that is for anyone unlucky enough to witness, for the train driver, the public waiting on the platform? In the great scheme of things you only had to wait for a bus. I hope you read this and realise how tiny your problem really was and how callous and pathetic your earlier comment has made you sound. Dont drop litter
  • Score: 34

10:34am Sun 3 Aug 14

mmmmmmm says...

Weren't they in collision with the train?
Weren't they in collision with the train? mmmmmmm
  • Score: -24

12:07pm Sun 3 Aug 14

alasdair1967 says...

Absolutely awful for all those concerned the family of the victim also the train driver who must be going through hell
Absolutely awful for all those concerned the family of the victim also the train driver who must be going through hell alasdair1967
  • Score: 21

2:50pm Sun 3 Aug 14

martin65 says...

Unfortunately these incidents happen a lot on the railway system i feel sorry for the victim who must have been in such a dark and awful place.
Mental health problems are so bad to suffer with especially as many people don't have the first understanding of them.
I also feel sorry for the family of the deceased,the train crew and the emergency services and anyone who witnessed this tragedy.
More still needs to be done to get troubled people the help they need to ease their suffering and hopefully prevent more of these tragedies happening.
Unfortunately these incidents happen a lot on the railway system i feel sorry for the victim who must have been in such a dark and awful place. Mental health problems are so bad to suffer with especially as many people don't have the first understanding of them. I also feel sorry for the family of the deceased,the train crew and the emergency services and anyone who witnessed this tragedy. More still needs to be done to get troubled people the help they need to ease their suffering and hopefully prevent more of these tragedies happening. martin65
  • Score: 25

5:04pm Sun 3 Aug 14

News Fanatic says...

mcwuzzy wrote:
We were the first to be turfed out at Brockenhurst. Poor station guy all on his own, no support at all from South West Trains. Kept promising buses, but from the start of the incident until trains resumed no buses or coaches arrived at Brockenhurst. A few sporadic SWT paid taxis, that was all. Fully understand the reason for the problem, just do not like being lied to. SWT trains disgraceful service.
Hundreds of people would have travelling on trains in both direction every hour at the time the tragedy happened. A double decker bus can hold perhaps 70 passengers. Think how many would be required to provide an effective service and the drivers would either have to turn out from home or do the work at the end of their shift, if their hours that day allowed them to keep on driving. August is the busiest time for buses, what with the holidays and coach tours etc.

Criticise SWT when it is appropriate but not in this case. How were they to know what would happen?
[quote][p][bold]mcwuzzy[/bold] wrote: We were the first to be turfed out at Brockenhurst. Poor station guy all on his own, no support at all from South West Trains. Kept promising buses, but from the start of the incident until trains resumed no buses or coaches arrived at Brockenhurst. A few sporadic SWT paid taxis, that was all. Fully understand the reason for the problem, just do not like being lied to. SWT trains disgraceful service.[/p][/quote]Hundreds of people would have travelling on trains in both direction every hour at the time the tragedy happened. A double decker bus can hold perhaps 70 passengers. Think how many would be required to provide an effective service and the drivers would either have to turn out from home or do the work at the end of their shift, if their hours that day allowed them to keep on driving. August is the busiest time for buses, what with the holidays and coach tours etc. Criticise SWT when it is appropriate but not in this case. How were they to know what would happen? News Fanatic
  • Score: 7

9:49pm Sun 3 Aug 14

rebelred says...

The person must have been in a bad place to throw themselves in front of a train but it is there family, the driver and witnesses that this sad event will live for along time. Hope those that give their insensitive opinion do not suffer like others are today
The person must have been in a bad place to throw themselves in front of a train but it is there family, the driver and witnesses that this sad event will live for along time. Hope those that give their insensitive opinion do not suffer like others are today rebelred
  • Score: 9

2:10am Mon 4 Aug 14

misplacedspaniard says...

rebelred wrote:
The person must have been in a bad place to throw themselves in front of a train but it is there family, the driver and witnesses that this sad event will live for along time. Hope those that give their insensitive opinion do not suffer like others are today
I know train drivers get paid well. The driver will be entitled to compensation for this - however it is a horrific part of their everyday job.

For someone to be that low to step out infront of a train must have been awful. Mental health problems are poorly understood by many people. Unless you've been through it yourself, you cannot possibly begin to comprehend the blackness and emptiness you feel everyday. I was one of the lucky ones who managed to get help before it was too late. I still get black days from time to time but I remember how it feels to be so low you feel like there is no hope.
[quote][p][bold]rebelred[/bold] wrote: The person must have been in a bad place to throw themselves in front of a train but it is there family, the driver and witnesses that this sad event will live for along time. Hope those that give their insensitive opinion do not suffer like others are today[/p][/quote]I know train drivers get paid well. The driver will be entitled to compensation for this - however it is a horrific part of their everyday job. For someone to be that low to step out infront of a train must have been awful. Mental health problems are poorly understood by many people. Unless you've been through it yourself, you cannot possibly begin to comprehend the blackness and emptiness you feel everyday. I was one of the lucky ones who managed to get help before it was too late. I still get black days from time to time but I remember how it feels to be so low you feel like there is no hope. misplacedspaniard
  • Score: 12

9:56am Mon 4 Aug 14

speedy231278 says...

roamer200 wrote:
mcwuzzy wrote:
We were the first to be turfed out at Brockenhurst. Poor station guy all on his own, no support at all from South West Trains. Kept promising buses, but from the start of the incident until trains resumed no buses or coaches arrived at Brockenhurst. A few sporadic SWT paid taxis, that was all. Fully understand the reason for the problem, just do not like being lied to. SWT trains disgraceful service.
What are swt meant to do? They can't have buses on standby...
Yes they can, they are owned by Stagecoach, who just happen to run buses in the area!
[quote][p][bold]roamer200[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mcwuzzy[/bold] wrote: We were the first to be turfed out at Brockenhurst. Poor station guy all on his own, no support at all from South West Trains. Kept promising buses, but from the start of the incident until trains resumed no buses or coaches arrived at Brockenhurst. A few sporadic SWT paid taxis, that was all. Fully understand the reason for the problem, just do not like being lied to. SWT trains disgraceful service.[/p][/quote]What are swt meant to do? They can't have buses on standby...[/p][/quote]Yes they can, they are owned by Stagecoach, who just happen to run buses in the area! speedy231278
  • Score: -4

9:57am Mon 4 Aug 14

speedy231278 says...

Dont drop litter wrote:
mcwuzzy wrote:
We were the first to be turfed out at Brockenhurst. Poor station guy all on his own, no support at all from South West Trains. Kept promising buses, but from the start of the incident until trains resumed no buses or coaches arrived at Brockenhurst. A few sporadic SWT paid taxis, that was all. Fully understand the reason for the problem, just do not like being lied to. SWT trains disgraceful service.
Somebody got hit by a train, somebody died! Have you any idea how horrific that is for anyone unlucky enough to witness, for the train driver, the public waiting on the platform?
In the great scheme of things you only had to wait for a bus. I hope you read this and realise how tiny your problem really was and how callous and pathetic your earlier comment has made you sound.
A tragic incident is no excuse for poor customer service.
[quote][p][bold]Dont drop litter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mcwuzzy[/bold] wrote: We were the first to be turfed out at Brockenhurst. Poor station guy all on his own, no support at all from South West Trains. Kept promising buses, but from the start of the incident until trains resumed no buses or coaches arrived at Brockenhurst. A few sporadic SWT paid taxis, that was all. Fully understand the reason for the problem, just do not like being lied to. SWT trains disgraceful service.[/p][/quote]Somebody got hit by a train, somebody died! Have you any idea how horrific that is for anyone unlucky enough to witness, for the train driver, the public waiting on the platform? In the great scheme of things you only had to wait for a bus. I hope you read this and realise how tiny your problem really was and how callous and pathetic your earlier comment has made you sound.[/p][/quote]A tragic incident is no excuse for poor customer service. speedy231278
  • Score: -8

11:47am Mon 4 Aug 14

Dahlia77 says...

My dad was a train driver and after he had the experience of a situation of this kind first hand he had to give up the job. He still has flash backs 55 years later.
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My dad was a train driver and after he had the experience of a situation of this kind first hand he had to give up the job. He still has flash backs 55 years later. Samaritans national number: 08457 90 90 90 Dahlia77
  • Score: 8

2:49pm Mon 4 Aug 14

vh11 says...

Heard of one train driver, who in her first 6 months had to deal with two of these incidents.

It'll doubtless cost too much, but surely the answer is to put screens up on every platform which only open when the train doors open, as they do on some tube stations.

I've even seen drunk people running across the lines, jumping over the third rail.

Thoughts to all concerned.
Heard of one train driver, who in her first 6 months had to deal with two of these incidents. It'll doubtless cost too much, but surely the answer is to put screens up on every platform which only open when the train doors open, as they do on some tube stations. I've even seen drunk people running across the lines, jumping over the third rail. Thoughts to all concerned. vh11
  • Score: 2

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