Man hit by train at London Road station

Person hit by train at London Road station, Brighton

Person hit by train at London Road station, Brighton

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A man was hit by a train at London Road station in Brighton.

Trains were reportedly delayed after the incident at about 7.20pm on Tuesday.

Trains between Brighton and Haywards Heath and Lewes were expected to be delayed by up to 60 minutes.

Southern passengers could use First Capital Connect services between Haywards Heath and Brighton and also on Brighton and Hove Buses between Brighton and Lewes, Eastbourne and Seaford.

Passengers were left trapped on trains as no services were moving.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue were at the scene, along with police officers. An air ambulance is understood to have landed in Preston Park.

One witness to the accident was shaken up by the incident.

Student Flo Murray said: "As we were walking through the tunnel under the station we saw a drunk man in a brown duffel coat.

"When we got to the platform he stepped off the platform and started walking up the tracks.

"My boyfriend ran after him along the platform and shouted at him but he seemed intent on what he was doing.

"The train came in breaking and honking its horn. The man hesitated for a moment before lying down and the train just rolled straight over him.

"We are really shaken up about it."

Southern Railways said: "Services between Brighton and Eastbourne are being disrupted due to a person under a train at London Road Brighton.

"Brighton & Hove buses are accepting Sothern tickets in the area."

On Twitter Brighton Station wrote: "PERSON HIT BY TRAIN LONDON ROAD. Get #12 bus for Newhaven, Seaford or Eastbourne, 25 for Lewes or via Haywards on train."

 

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3:18am Wed 23 Apr 14

Mr chock says...

ohh what happened ? "When we got to the platform he stepped off the platform and started walking up the tracks. this is a most odd thing our train was delayed all because of an idiot on the tracks ... and AND the helicopter was sent to land at Preston park .FIRSTLY i do understand its an issue for the driver if they hit / kill or see anything distressing while driving the train . but why ohh why cant the train network in Britain be more like other countries where the incident is dealt with very swiftly and the train is moved the passengers are kept fully informed of the situation and the dead person is not treated like some precious art object that needs to be photographed and catalogued from every angle ... if IF its very clear from the start the person jump then just body bag them up and get the train network BACK running smooth NO delays and silly notice on the screen " due to an incident the trains are currently not running past **** station X
and secondly the witnesses saw the man in brown coat "
Student Flo Murray said: "As we were walking through the tunnel under the station we saw a drunk man in a brown duffle coat.

"When we got to the platform he stepped off the platform and started walking up the tracks. .." if the person was drunk and disoriented did he have a ticket and if not how did he get in to the station full ticket barriers would have prevented that .. .. if his dead lets hope the transport police dont go hunting down the relatives and saying ohh very sorry to inform you but a drunk was found on the tracks and althou they did not appear to have a tickke we have managed to recover a brown duffle coat
ohh what happened ? "When we got to the platform he stepped off the platform and started walking up the tracks. this is a most odd thing our train was delayed all because of an idiot on the tracks ... and AND the helicopter was sent to land at Preston park .FIRSTLY i do understand its an issue for the driver if they hit / kill or see anything distressing while driving the train . but why ohh why cant the train network in Britain be more like other countries where the incident is dealt with very swiftly and the train is moved the passengers are kept fully informed of the situation and the dead person is not treated like some precious art object that needs to be photographed and catalogued from every angle ... if IF its very clear from the start the person jump then just body bag them up and get the train network BACK running smooth NO delays and silly notice on the screen " due to an incident the trains are currently not running past **** station X and secondly the witnesses saw the man in brown coat " Student Flo Murray said: "As we were walking through the tunnel under the station we saw a drunk man in a brown duffle coat. "When we got to the platform he stepped off the platform and started walking up the tracks. .." if the person was drunk and disoriented did he have a ticket and if not how did he get in to the station full ticket barriers would have prevented that .. .. if his dead lets hope the transport police dont go hunting down the relatives and saying ohh very sorry to inform you but a drunk was found on the tracks and althou they did not appear to have a tickke we have managed to recover a brown duffle coat Mr chock
  • Score: -54

5:27am Wed 23 Apr 14

sexyhips69 says...

I think you were drunk Mr chock when you posted your comments above! Your copy and paste went a bit wrong !!!!
I think you were drunk Mr chock when you posted your comments above! Your copy and paste went a bit wrong !!!! sexyhips69
  • Score: 23

6:20am Wed 23 Apr 14

Brightonlad86 says...

Mr chock wrote:
ohh what happened ? "When we got to the platform he stepped off the platform and started walking up the tracks. this is a most odd thing our train was delayed all because of an idiot on the tracks ... and AND the helicopter was sent to land at Preston park .FIRSTLY i do understand its an issue for the driver if they hit / kill or see anything distressing while driving the train . but why ohh why cant the train network in Britain be more like other countries where the incident is dealt with very swiftly and the train is moved the passengers are kept fully informed of the situation and the dead person is not treated like some precious art object that needs to be photographed and catalogued from every angle ... if IF its very clear from the start the person jump then just body bag them up and get the train network BACK running smooth NO delays and silly notice on the screen " due to an incident the trains are currently not running past **** station X
and secondly the witnesses saw the man in brown coat "
Student Flo Murray said: "As we were walking through the tunnel under the station we saw a drunk man in a brown duffle coat.

"When we got to the platform he stepped off the platform and started walking up the tracks. .." if the person was drunk and disoriented did he have a ticket and if not how did he get in to the station full ticket barriers would have prevented that .. .. if his dead lets hope the transport police dont go hunting down the relatives and saying ohh very sorry to inform you but a drunk was found on the tracks and althou they did not appear to have a tickke we have managed to recover a brown duffle coat
Not sure you understand quite what happens when someone is hit by a train..

Firstly, to suggest it's a case of just putting them into a body bag, your wrong.

Whilst I don't want to be to graphic, when a train hits somebody, even at a slow speed, the body can pretty much explode on impact. Most of the time is actually spent cleaning the scene.

Having said that, there is no mention that this person actually died. My guess is that by laying on the tracks, as described in the quote from the witness, he didn't actually get hit by the train, just trapped under it.

If this is the case it would take time to extract him from under the train safely.
[quote][p][bold]Mr chock[/bold] wrote: ohh what happened ? "When we got to the platform he stepped off the platform and started walking up the tracks. this is a most odd thing our train was delayed all because of an idiot on the tracks ... and AND the helicopter was sent to land at Preston park .FIRSTLY i do understand its an issue for the driver if they hit / kill or see anything distressing while driving the train . but why ohh why cant the train network in Britain be more like other countries where the incident is dealt with very swiftly and the train is moved the passengers are kept fully informed of the situation and the dead person is not treated like some precious art object that needs to be photographed and catalogued from every angle ... if IF its very clear from the start the person jump then just body bag them up and get the train network BACK running smooth NO delays and silly notice on the screen " due to an incident the trains are currently not running past **** station X and secondly the witnesses saw the man in brown coat " Student Flo Murray said: "As we were walking through the tunnel under the station we saw a drunk man in a brown duffle coat. "When we got to the platform he stepped off the platform and started walking up the tracks. .." if the person was drunk and disoriented did he have a ticket and if not how did he get in to the station full ticket barriers would have prevented that .. .. if his dead lets hope the transport police dont go hunting down the relatives and saying ohh very sorry to inform you but a drunk was found on the tracks and althou they did not appear to have a tickke we have managed to recover a brown duffle coat[/p][/quote]Not sure you understand quite what happens when someone is hit by a train.. Firstly, to suggest it's a case of just putting them into a body bag, your wrong. Whilst I don't want to be to graphic, when a train hits somebody, even at a slow speed, the body can pretty much explode on impact. Most of the time is actually spent cleaning the scene. Having said that, there is no mention that this person actually died. My guess is that by laying on the tracks, as described in the quote from the witness, he didn't actually get hit by the train, just trapped under it. If this is the case it would take time to extract him from under the train safely. Brightonlad86
  • Score: 24

7:21am Wed 23 Apr 14

hoveguyactually says...

Why was a drunk allowed onto the platform in the first place?
Why was a drunk allowed onto the platform in the first place? hoveguyactually
  • Score: -20

7:55am Wed 23 Apr 14

Tr1stan says...

hoveguyactually wrote:
Why was a drunk allowed onto the platform in the first place?
I wonder who would be responsible for being on the platform and denying access to suspected drunks?
[quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: Why was a drunk allowed onto the platform in the first place?[/p][/quote]I wonder who would be responsible for being on the platform and denying access to suspected drunks? Tr1stan
  • Score: 18

8:47am Wed 23 Apr 14

babsticals says...

Tr1stan wrote:
hoveguyactually wrote:
Why was a drunk allowed onto the platform in the first place?
I wonder who would be responsible for being on the platform and denying access to suspected drunks?
How do you know he was drunk when entering the platform,if he was intent on committing suicide,he probably took the alcohol on with him! My thoughts go out to his family and the train driver .RIP.
[quote][p][bold]Tr1stan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: Why was a drunk allowed onto the platform in the first place?[/p][/quote]I wonder who would be responsible for being on the platform and denying access to suspected drunks?[/p][/quote]How do you know he was drunk when entering the platform,if he was intent on committing suicide,he probably took the alcohol on with him! My thoughts go out to his family and the train driver .RIP. babsticals
  • Score: 12

8:53am Wed 23 Apr 14

cynic_the says...

I was on one of the trains that was stuck just outside Brighton Station for over an hour when this incident occurred.

The staff on the train were great, and kept everyone informed about what was going on as soon as they got any information themselves. They also acknowledged how frustrating it was to be within sight of the station, but unable to get off the train, and apologised repeatedly.

It's completely understandable how these sort of incidents have to be dealt with. The issue is how to stop them occurring in the first place. With the number of street drinkers kicking around the city these days, I can imagine it's a problem that is not going to go away any time soon.
I was on one of the trains that was stuck just outside Brighton Station for over an hour when this incident occurred. The staff on the train were great, and kept everyone informed about what was going on as soon as they got any information themselves. They also acknowledged how frustrating it was to be within sight of the station, but unable to get off the train, and apologised repeatedly. It's completely understandable how these sort of incidents have to be dealt with. The issue is how to stop them occurring in the first place. With the number of street drinkers kicking around the city these days, I can imagine it's a problem that is not going to go away any time soon. cynic_the
  • Score: 7

9:01am Wed 23 Apr 14

tykemison says...

The first offensive, heartless poster on this article has accidentally put an h in his user name, lets hope it was no-one you know in such a sad state.
The first offensive, heartless poster on this article has accidentally put an h in his user name, lets hope it was no-one you know in such a sad state. tykemison
  • Score: 13

9:02am Wed 23 Apr 14

kipper12 says...

firstly ... mr chock , remove the H from your name and that will sum you up !!!
secondly , london road station is more or less un maned , so no staff would be there to stop this guy from entering the station , nor are there any barriers to my knowledge !!!!! why do some people post such utter crap after an incident like this!!
firstly ... mr chock , remove the H from your name and that will sum you up !!! secondly , london road station is more or less un maned , so no staff would be there to stop this guy from entering the station , nor are there any barriers to my knowledge !!!!! why do some people post such utter crap after an incident like this!! kipper12
  • Score: 12

9:40am Wed 23 Apr 14

Harlem shuffle says...

Mr chock wrote:
ohh what happened ? "When we got to the platform he stepped off the platform and started walking up the tracks. this is a most odd thing our train was delayed all because of an idiot on the tracks ... and AND the helicopter was sent to land at Preston park .FIRSTLY i do understand its an issue for the driver if they hit / kill or see anything distressing while driving the train . but why ohh why cant the train network in Britain be more like other countries where the incident is dealt with very swiftly and the train is moved the passengers are kept fully informed of the situation and the dead person is not treated like some precious art object that needs to be photographed and catalogued from every angle ... if IF its very clear from the start the person jump then just body bag them up and get the train network BACK running smooth NO delays and silly notice on the screen " due to an incident the trains are currently not running past **** station X
and secondly the witnesses saw the man in brown coat "
Student Flo Murray said: "As we were walking through the tunnel under the station we saw a drunk man in a brown duffle coat.

"When we got to the platform he stepped off the platform and started walking up the tracks. .." if the person was drunk and disoriented did he have a ticket and if not how did he get in to the station full ticket barriers would have prevented that .. .. if his dead lets hope the transport police dont go hunting down the relatives and saying ohh very sorry to inform you but a drunk was found on the tracks and althou they did not appear to have a tickke we have managed to recover a brown duffle coat
Idiot
[quote][p][bold]Mr chock[/bold] wrote: ohh what happened ? "When we got to the platform he stepped off the platform and started walking up the tracks. this is a most odd thing our train was delayed all because of an idiot on the tracks ... and AND the helicopter was sent to land at Preston park .FIRSTLY i do understand its an issue for the driver if they hit / kill or see anything distressing while driving the train . but why ohh why cant the train network in Britain be more like other countries where the incident is dealt with very swiftly and the train is moved the passengers are kept fully informed of the situation and the dead person is not treated like some precious art object that needs to be photographed and catalogued from every angle ... if IF its very clear from the start the person jump then just body bag them up and get the train network BACK running smooth NO delays and silly notice on the screen " due to an incident the trains are currently not running past **** station X and secondly the witnesses saw the man in brown coat " Student Flo Murray said: "As we were walking through the tunnel under the station we saw a drunk man in a brown duffle coat. "When we got to the platform he stepped off the platform and started walking up the tracks. .." if the person was drunk and disoriented did he have a ticket and if not how did he get in to the station full ticket barriers would have prevented that .. .. if his dead lets hope the transport police dont go hunting down the relatives and saying ohh very sorry to inform you but a drunk was found on the tracks and althou they did not appear to have a tickke we have managed to recover a brown duffle coat[/p][/quote]Idiot Harlem shuffle
  • Score: 6

9:51am Wed 23 Apr 14

tykemison says...

I think hes beyond an idiot harlem, and what he is, is not appropriate for this site;-)
I think hes beyond an idiot harlem, and what he is, is not appropriate for this site;-) tykemison
  • Score: 3

10:06am Wed 23 Apr 14

cookie_brighton says...

Mr chock wrote:
ohh what happened ? "When we got to the platform he stepped off the platform and started walking up the tracks. this is a most odd thing our train was delayed all because of an idiot on the tracks ... and AND the helicopter was sent to land at Preston park .FIRSTLY i do understand its an issue for the driver if they hit / kill or see anything distressing while driving the train . but why ohh why cant the train network in Britain be more like other countries where the incident is dealt with very swiftly and the train is moved the passengers are kept fully informed of the situation and the dead person is not treated like some precious art object that needs to be photographed and catalogued from every angle ... if IF its very clear from the start the person jump then just body bag them up and get the train network BACK running smooth NO delays and silly notice on the screen " due to an incident the trains are currently not running past **** station X
and secondly the witnesses saw the man in brown coat "
Student Flo Murray said: "As we were walking through the tunnel under the station we saw a drunk man in a brown duffle coat.

"When we got to the platform he stepped off the platform and started walking up the tracks. .." if the person was drunk and disoriented did he have a ticket and if not how did he get in to the station full ticket barriers would have prevented that .. .. if his dead lets hope the transport police dont go hunting down the relatives and saying ohh very sorry to inform you but a drunk was found on the tracks and althou they did not appear to have a tickke we have managed to recover a brown duffle coat
what a stupid post asking if he had a ticket, people who commit suicide in an incident like this do not think....oh have I bought my ticket, and by his actions he was knowing what he was doing............Mr chock..............i
s there a spelling mistake in your name, was the H entered in error.
[quote][p][bold]Mr chock[/bold] wrote: ohh what happened ? "When we got to the platform he stepped off the platform and started walking up the tracks. this is a most odd thing our train was delayed all because of an idiot on the tracks ... and AND the helicopter was sent to land at Preston park .FIRSTLY i do understand its an issue for the driver if they hit / kill or see anything distressing while driving the train . but why ohh why cant the train network in Britain be more like other countries where the incident is dealt with very swiftly and the train is moved the passengers are kept fully informed of the situation and the dead person is not treated like some precious art object that needs to be photographed and catalogued from every angle ... if IF its very clear from the start the person jump then just body bag them up and get the train network BACK running smooth NO delays and silly notice on the screen " due to an incident the trains are currently not running past **** station X and secondly the witnesses saw the man in brown coat " Student Flo Murray said: "As we were walking through the tunnel under the station we saw a drunk man in a brown duffle coat. "When we got to the platform he stepped off the platform and started walking up the tracks. .." if the person was drunk and disoriented did he have a ticket and if not how did he get in to the station full ticket barriers would have prevented that .. .. if his dead lets hope the transport police dont go hunting down the relatives and saying ohh very sorry to inform you but a drunk was found on the tracks and althou they did not appear to have a tickke we have managed to recover a brown duffle coat[/p][/quote]what a stupid post asking if he had a ticket, people who commit suicide in an incident like this do not think....oh have I bought my ticket, and by his actions he was knowing what he was doing............Mr chock..............i s there a spelling mistake in your name, was the H entered in error. cookie_brighton
  • Score: 5

10:19am Wed 23 Apr 14

aprobyn says...

The person who was hit by the train was not killed. He was very seriously injured. Police, ambulance and fire service worked tirelessly to free the man from approximately 200m past London road station.
Please only comment if you know the facts.
The person who was hit by the train was not killed. He was very seriously injured. Police, ambulance and fire service worked tirelessly to free the man from approximately 200m past London road station. Please only comment if you know the facts. aprobyn
  • Score: 5

10:31am Wed 23 Apr 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

So many people are killing themselves under this government - that is what needs addressing.

Mental health services have been cut far too much and should be increased, not cut.
So many people are killing themselves under this government - that is what needs addressing. Mental health services have been cut far too much and should be increased, not cut. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: -2

11:32am Wed 23 Apr 14

DC Brighton says...

I was stuck just outside Preston Park for an hour. This kind of thing happens a lot so I am fairly unfazed. It's usually under very sad circumstances so I tend not to get angry about my longer journey home. However, this IS annoying.

But that's not my comment, my question is: why did the main London-Brighton line need to be turned off when the accident occurred on what I would assume to be an entirely independent branch line? I'm sure there's a simple explanation but I'm stumped. I'm genuinely interested - it seems ridiculous.
I was stuck just outside Preston Park for an hour. This kind of thing happens a lot so I am fairly unfazed. It's usually under very sad circumstances so I tend not to get angry about my longer journey home. However, this IS annoying. But that's not my comment, my question is: why did the main London-Brighton line need to be turned off when the accident occurred on what I would assume to be an entirely independent branch line? I'm sure there's a simple explanation but I'm stumped. I'm genuinely interested - it seems ridiculous. DC Brighton
  • Score: 0

1:32pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Mr chock says...

Tr1stan wrote:
hoveguyactually wrote:
Why was a drunk allowed onto the platform in the first place?
I wonder who would be responsible for being on the platform and denying access to suspected drunks?
a GATE it has always been there to the entrance London road has a crossing bridge to get from springfield to Ditchling rise . a man without a ticket NO TICKET = no entrance to the station is that not to difficult .. ...
AND >> what a stupid post asking if he had a ticket, people who commit suicide in an incident like this do not think....oh have I bought my ticket, and by his actions he was knowing what he was doing............Mr chock..............i

s there a spelling mistake in your name, was the H entered in error. if this was suicide then take a look at the other nice easy place this man could have gone to in less than 10 minutes the cliffs at Brighton are plenty high nuff and it would not in anyway impact on the public transport network .. YES i got home very late that day... thanks to this incident
[quote][p][bold]Tr1stan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: Why was a drunk allowed onto the platform in the first place?[/p][/quote]I wonder who would be responsible for being on the platform and denying access to suspected drunks?[/p][/quote]a GATE it has always been there to the entrance London road has a crossing bridge to get from springfield to Ditchling rise . a man without a ticket NO TICKET = no entrance to the station is that not to difficult .. ... AND >> what a stupid post asking if he had a ticket, people who commit suicide in an incident like this do not think....oh have I bought my ticket, and by his actions he was knowing what he was doing............Mr chock..............i s there a spelling mistake in your name, was the H entered in error. if this was suicide then take a look at the other nice easy place this man could have gone to in less than 10 minutes the cliffs at Brighton are plenty high nuff and it would not in anyway impact on the public transport network .. YES i got home very late that day... thanks to this incident Mr chock
  • Score: -1

1:35pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Mr chock says...

Brightonlad86 wrote:
Mr chock wrote:
ohh what happened ? "When we got to the platform he stepped off the platform and started walking up the tracks. this is a most odd thing our train was delayed all because of an idiot on the tracks ... and AND the helicopter was sent to land at Preston park .FIRSTLY i do understand its an issue for the driver if they hit / kill or see anything distressing while driving the train . but why ohh why cant the train network in Britain be more like other countries where the incident is dealt with very swiftly and the train is moved the passengers are kept fully informed of the situation and the dead person is not treated like some precious art object that needs to be photographed and catalogued from every angle ... if IF its very clear from the start the person jump then just body bag them up and get the train network BACK running smooth NO delays and silly notice on the screen " due to an incident the trains are currently not running past **** station X
and secondly the witnesses saw the man in brown coat "
Student Flo Murray said: "As we were walking through the tunnel under the station we saw a drunk man in a brown duffle coat.

"When we got to the platform he stepped off the platform and started walking up the tracks. .." if the person was drunk and disoriented did he have a ticket and if not how did he get in to the station full ticket barriers would have prevented that .. .. if his dead lets hope the transport police dont go hunting down the relatives and saying ohh very sorry to inform you but a drunk was found on the tracks and althou they did not appear to have a tickke we have managed to recover a brown duffle coat
Not sure you understand quite what happens when someone is hit by a train..

Firstly, to suggest it's a case of just putting them into a body bag, your wrong.

Whilst I don't want to be to graphic, when a train hits somebody, even at a slow speed, the body can pretty much explode on impact. Most of the time is actually spent cleaning the scene.

Having said that, there is no mention that this person actually died. My guess is that by laying on the tracks, as described in the quote from the witness, he didn't actually get hit by the train, just trapped under it.

If this is the case it would take time to extract him from under the train safely.
i know full well what happens i was delayed for 4 hours when a little bambi was hit near Gatwick http://www.theargus.
co.uk/news/10830941.
Update__Long_rail_de
lays_after_train_hit
s_deer_on_railway/
yes i saw the train that was the cause of the delay it caught fire ..DRUNK or suicidal STILL why not get the station gating working properly NO TICKET NO ENTRY ..
[quote][p][bold]Brightonlad86[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr chock[/bold] wrote: ohh what happened ? "When we got to the platform he stepped off the platform and started walking up the tracks. this is a most odd thing our train was delayed all because of an idiot on the tracks ... and AND the helicopter was sent to land at Preston park .FIRSTLY i do understand its an issue for the driver if they hit / kill or see anything distressing while driving the train . but why ohh why cant the train network in Britain be more like other countries where the incident is dealt with very swiftly and the train is moved the passengers are kept fully informed of the situation and the dead person is not treated like some precious art object that needs to be photographed and catalogued from every angle ... if IF its very clear from the start the person jump then just body bag them up and get the train network BACK running smooth NO delays and silly notice on the screen " due to an incident the trains are currently not running past **** station X and secondly the witnesses saw the man in brown coat " Student Flo Murray said: "As we were walking through the tunnel under the station we saw a drunk man in a brown duffle coat. "When we got to the platform he stepped off the platform and started walking up the tracks. .." if the person was drunk and disoriented did he have a ticket and if not how did he get in to the station full ticket barriers would have prevented that .. .. if his dead lets hope the transport police dont go hunting down the relatives and saying ohh very sorry to inform you but a drunk was found on the tracks and althou they did not appear to have a tickke we have managed to recover a brown duffle coat[/p][/quote]Not sure you understand quite what happens when someone is hit by a train.. Firstly, to suggest it's a case of just putting them into a body bag, your wrong. Whilst I don't want to be to graphic, when a train hits somebody, even at a slow speed, the body can pretty much explode on impact. Most of the time is actually spent cleaning the scene. Having said that, there is no mention that this person actually died. My guess is that by laying on the tracks, as described in the quote from the witness, he didn't actually get hit by the train, just trapped under it. If this is the case it would take time to extract him from under the train safely.[/p][/quote]i know full well what happens i was delayed for 4 hours when a little bambi was hit near Gatwick http://www.theargus. co.uk/news/10830941. Update__Long_rail_de lays_after_train_hit s_deer_on_railway/ yes i saw the train that was the cause of the delay it caught fire ..DRUNK or suicidal STILL why not get the station gating working properly NO TICKET NO ENTRY .. Mr chock
  • Score: -2

1:36pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Mr chock says...

sexyhips69 wrote:
I think you were drunk Mr chock when you posted your comments above! Your copy and paste went a bit wrong !!!!
it was because i was a bit delayed in my trip .. this maybe made me a bit more ranty .. SexyHips69 i am not a journalist my eloquence is not of Shakspeare or some other author of note , i was educated in Brighton or as my mum keeps telling me BriOn hahaha
[quote][p][bold]sexyhips69[/bold] wrote: I think you were drunk Mr chock when you posted your comments above! Your copy and paste went a bit wrong !!!![/p][/quote]it was because i was a bit delayed in my trip .. this maybe made me a bit more ranty .. SexyHips69 i am not a journalist my eloquence is not of Shakspeare or some other author of note , i was educated in Brighton or as my mum keeps telling me BriOn hahaha Mr chock
  • Score: 0

1:42pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Mr chock says...

kipper12 wrote:
firstly ... mr chock , remove the H from your name and that will sum you up !!!
secondly , london road station is more or less un maned , so no staff would be there to stop this guy from entering the station , nor are there any barriers to my knowledge !!!!! why do some people post such utter crap after an incident like this!!
because they have GATES the station yes is not a 24/7 staff maintained station . this little incident caused massive massive delays and the train companies have to go throu such BUROTIC procedures like cutting the power to the train while its being moved over the body , this entails a diesel shunting engine being required and that had to come from ..... anyway the man is not dead and his brown duffle coat is intact .

and my name is cHock because i am sweet like chocolate hahaha
[quote][p][bold]kipper12[/bold] wrote: firstly ... mr chock , remove the H from your name and that will sum you up !!! secondly , london road station is more or less un maned , so no staff would be there to stop this guy from entering the station , nor are there any barriers to my knowledge !!!!! why do some people post such utter crap after an incident like this!![/p][/quote]because they have GATES the station yes is not a 24/7 staff maintained station . this little incident caused massive massive delays and the train companies have to go throu such BUROTIC procedures like cutting the power to the train while its being moved over the body , this entails a diesel shunting engine being required and that had to come from ..... anyway the man is not dead and his brown duffle coat is intact . and my name is cHock because i am sweet like chocolate hahaha Mr chock
  • Score: -3

1:43pm Wed 23 Apr 14

tykemison says...

Mr chock wrote:
sexyhips69 wrote:
I think you were drunk Mr chock when you posted your comments above! Your copy and paste went a bit wrong !!!!
it was because i was a bit delayed in my trip .. this maybe made me a bit more ranty .. SexyHips69 i am not a journalist my eloquence is not of Shakspeare or some other author of note , i was educated in Brighton or as my mum keeps telling me BriOn hahaha
Well done chocky for your apology (of sorts) there is more important things in the world than held up journeys like, compassion, understanding and reason, these qualities you or I are not necessarily born with but need to be learnt but with effort will separate you from the morons.
[quote][p][bold]Mr chock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sexyhips69[/bold] wrote: I think you were drunk Mr chock when you posted your comments above! Your copy and paste went a bit wrong !!!![/p][/quote]it was because i was a bit delayed in my trip .. this maybe made me a bit more ranty .. SexyHips69 i am not a journalist my eloquence is not of Shakspeare or some other author of note , i was educated in Brighton or as my mum keeps telling me BriOn hahaha[/p][/quote]Well done chocky for your apology (of sorts) there is more important things in the world than held up journeys like, compassion, understanding and reason, these qualities you or I are not necessarily born with but need to be learnt but with effort will separate you from the morons. tykemison
  • Score: 3

1:44pm Wed 23 Apr 14

cynic_the says...

DC Brighton wrote:
I was stuck just outside Preston Park for an hour. This kind of thing happens a lot so I am fairly unfazed. It's usually under very sad circumstances so I tend not to get angry about my longer journey home. However, this IS annoying.

But that's not my comment, my question is: why did the main London-Brighton line need to be turned off when the accident occurred on what I would assume to be an entirely independent branch line? I'm sure there's a simple explanation but I'm stumped. I'm genuinely interested - it seems ridiculous.
I assume they have to switch off any potentially-affected area as quickly as possible when the alarm is raised, then bring individual lines back on one by one as they get the all-clear.
[quote][p][bold]DC Brighton[/bold] wrote: I was stuck just outside Preston Park for an hour. This kind of thing happens a lot so I am fairly unfazed. It's usually under very sad circumstances so I tend not to get angry about my longer journey home. However, this IS annoying. But that's not my comment, my question is: why did the main London-Brighton line need to be turned off when the accident occurred on what I would assume to be an entirely independent branch line? I'm sure there's a simple explanation but I'm stumped. I'm genuinely interested - it seems ridiculous.[/p][/quote]I assume they have to switch off any potentially-affected area as quickly as possible when the alarm is raised, then bring individual lines back on one by one as they get the all-clear. cynic_the
  • Score: 1

1:47pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Mr chock says...

tykemison wrote:
The first offensive, heartless poster on this article has accidentally put an h in his user name, lets hope it was no-one you know in such a sad state.
i do not think it was in offencive .. my posting was factual and i think you will know anyone that is seemingly drink and causing a disruption should not be a bother to the public in such a massive way... YE seeing drunks walking is funny but seeing a drunk enter a train station then get on the train tracks might escalate it in to a dumb dumb thoughtless act .. .. TICKET BARRIERS AT ALL STATIONS will prevent just such occurrences again ..(PSDs) would be a bit to extreme on every platform ,platform edge doors (PEDs) on the London tube network seem to work perfectly but thats a different environment
[quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: The first offensive, heartless poster on this article has accidentally put an h in his user name, lets hope it was no-one you know in such a sad state.[/p][/quote]i do not think it was in offencive .. my posting was factual and i think you will know anyone that is seemingly drink and causing a disruption should not be a bother to the public in such a massive way... YE seeing drunks walking is funny but seeing a drunk enter a train station then get on the train tracks might escalate it in to a dumb dumb thoughtless act .. .. TICKET BARRIERS AT ALL STATIONS will prevent just such occurrences again ..(PSDs) would be a bit to extreme on every platform ,platform edge doors (PEDs) on the London tube network seem to work perfectly but thats a different environment Mr chock
  • Score: 0

1:51pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Mr chock says...

tykemison wrote:
I think hes beyond an idiot harlem, and what he is, is not appropriate for this site;-)
sitting stuck on a train for over 90 minutes with a jovial train guard telling the passengers there is a delay is not something that a drunk " without a ticket" should be able to cause .. ..
[quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: I think hes beyond an idiot harlem, and what he is, is not appropriate for this site;-)[/p][/quote]sitting stuck on a train for over 90 minutes with a jovial train guard telling the passengers there is a delay is not something that a drunk " without a ticket" should be able to cause .. .. Mr chock
  • Score: 0

1:54pm Wed 23 Apr 14

tykemison says...

Well done chocky for your apology (of sorts) there is more important things in the world than held up journeys like, compassion, understanding and reason, these qualities you or I are not necessarily born with but need to be learnt but with effort will separate you from the morons.
Well done chocky for your apology (of sorts) there is more important things in the world than held up journeys like, compassion, understanding and reason, these qualities you or I are not necessarily born with but need to be learnt but with effort will separate you from the morons. tykemison
  • Score: 2

3:41pm Wed 23 Apr 14

PoeandPushkin says...

aprobyn wrote:
The person who was hit by the train was not killed. He was very seriously injured. Police, ambulance and fire service worked tirelessly to free the man from approximately 200m past London road station.
Please only comment if you know the facts.
I am the student (Flo Murray) quoted in this article and do you know for certain if the man survived? Having watched the entire horrendous ordeal me and my boyfriend were left traumatised and it would be wonderful to know that he didn't die before our eyes, where did you hear that he managed to survive? I really hope that is true.
[quote][p][bold]aprobyn[/bold] wrote: The person who was hit by the train was not killed. He was very seriously injured. Police, ambulance and fire service worked tirelessly to free the man from approximately 200m past London road station. Please only comment if you know the facts.[/p][/quote]I am the student (Flo Murray) quoted in this article and do you know for certain if the man survived? Having watched the entire horrendous ordeal me and my boyfriend were left traumatised and it would be wonderful to know that he didn't die before our eyes, where did you hear that he managed to survive? I really hope that is true. PoeandPushkin
  • Score: 4

7:08pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Mr chock says...

PoeandPushkin wrote:
aprobyn wrote:
The person who was hit by the train was not killed. He was very seriously injured. Police, ambulance and fire service worked tirelessly to free the man from approximately 200m past London road station.
Please only comment if you know the facts.
I am the student (Flo Murray) quoted in this article and do you know for certain if the man survived? Having watched the entire horrendous ordeal me and my boyfriend were left traumatised and it would be wonderful to know that he didn't die before our eyes, where did you hear that he managed to survive? I really hope that is true.
Flo i hope your feeling a little less shacken .. i have seen some silly incidents and the helicopter rescue that sticks in my mind was something that will always amaze me .. for your own piece of mind .. this is the follow up
A local man is in hospital with serious head and leg injuries after reportedly lying down in front of a train.

Shook-up eye witnesses watched the 42-year-old man, who they believed to be drunk, walk onto the tracks at London Road train station in Brighton yesterday at 7.20pm.
its got massive head injuries and also some damage to legs.. i suspect you know what that means.,. his duffle coat is still all intact !! ..
hope you can clear this shocking image from your mind its not a pleasant thing . take good care of yourself you will be ok ..
[quote][p][bold]PoeandPushkin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]aprobyn[/bold] wrote: The person who was hit by the train was not killed. He was very seriously injured. Police, ambulance and fire service worked tirelessly to free the man from approximately 200m past London road station. Please only comment if you know the facts.[/p][/quote]I am the student (Flo Murray) quoted in this article and do you know for certain if the man survived? Having watched the entire horrendous ordeal me and my boyfriend were left traumatised and it would be wonderful to know that he didn't die before our eyes, where did you hear that he managed to survive? I really hope that is true.[/p][/quote]Flo i hope your feeling a little less shacken .. i have seen some silly incidents and the helicopter rescue that sticks in my mind was something that will always amaze me .. for your own piece of mind .. this is the follow up A local man is in hospital with serious head and leg injuries after reportedly lying down in front of a train. Shook-up eye witnesses watched the 42-year-old man, who they believed to be drunk, walk onto the tracks at London Road train station in Brighton yesterday at 7.20pm. its got massive head injuries and also some damage to legs.. i suspect you know what that means.,. his duffle coat is still all intact !! .. hope you can clear this shocking image from your mind its not a pleasant thing . take good care of yourself you will be ok .. Mr chock
  • Score: 1

10:46pm Wed 23 Apr 14

ghost bus driver says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
So many people are killing themselves under this government - that is what needs addressing.

Mental health services have been cut far too much and should be increased, not cut.
Plenty of people killed themselves under the last one too. And the one before that.
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: So many people are killing themselves under this government - that is what needs addressing. Mental health services have been cut far too much and should be increased, not cut.[/p][/quote]Plenty of people killed themselves under the last one too. And the one before that. ghost bus driver
  • Score: 0

2:02am Thu 24 Apr 14

Tr1stan says...

babsticals wrote:
Tr1stan wrote:
hoveguyactually wrote:
Why was a drunk allowed onto the platform in the first place?
I wonder who would be responsible for being on the platform and denying access to suspected drunks?
How do you know he was drunk when entering the platform,if he was intent on committing suicide,he probably took the alcohol on with him! My thoughts go out to his family and the train driver .RIP.
Agreed
[quote][p][bold]babsticals[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tr1stan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: Why was a drunk allowed onto the platform in the first place?[/p][/quote]I wonder who would be responsible for being on the platform and denying access to suspected drunks?[/p][/quote]How do you know he was drunk when entering the platform,if he was intent on committing suicide,he probably took the alcohol on with him! My thoughts go out to his family and the train driver .RIP.[/p][/quote]Agreed Tr1stan
  • Score: 0

12:43pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Mr chock says...

PoeandPushkin wrote:
aprobyn wrote:
The person who was hit by the train was not killed. He was very seriously injured. Police, ambulance and fire service worked tirelessly to free the man from approximately 200m past London road station.
Please only comment if you know the facts.
I am the student (Flo Murray) quoted in this article and do you know for certain if the man survived? Having watched the entire horrendous ordeal me and my boyfriend were left traumatised and it would be wonderful to know that he didn't die before our eyes, where did you hear that he managed to survive? I really hope that is true.
my comment was removed ? Flo you do now know the mans latest updates ? it would see clear his got very bad leg injuries and head wounds but his brown duffle coat is ok
[quote][p][bold]PoeandPushkin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]aprobyn[/bold] wrote: The person who was hit by the train was not killed. He was very seriously injured. Police, ambulance and fire service worked tirelessly to free the man from approximately 200m past London road station. Please only comment if you know the facts.[/p][/quote]I am the student (Flo Murray) quoted in this article and do you know for certain if the man survived? Having watched the entire horrendous ordeal me and my boyfriend were left traumatised and it would be wonderful to know that he didn't die before our eyes, where did you hear that he managed to survive? I really hope that is true.[/p][/quote]my comment was removed ? Flo you do now know the mans latest updates ? it would see clear his got very bad leg injuries and head wounds but his brown duffle coat is ok Mr chock
  • Score: 0

10:24pm Thu 24 Apr 14

PoeandPushkin says...

Mr chock wrote:
PoeandPushkin wrote:
aprobyn wrote:
The person who was hit by the train was not killed. He was very seriously injured. Police, ambulance and fire service worked tirelessly to free the man from approximately 200m past London road station.
Please only comment if you know the facts.
I am the student (Flo Murray) quoted in this article and do you know for certain if the man survived? Having watched the entire horrendous ordeal me and my boyfriend were left traumatised and it would be wonderful to know that he didn't die before our eyes, where did you hear that he managed to survive? I really hope that is true.
my comment was removed ? Flo you do now know the mans latest updates ? it would see clear his got very bad leg injuries and head wounds but his brown duffle coat is ok
Wow, i don't know if the repeated mention of the duffle coat is supposed to be a joke? But if so it is in extremely poor taste, there is NOTHING funny about what happened on Tuesday night, all the people who were witness to what occurred will never forget it, nor will they sleep easy for the next while as that is how appallingly distressing it was. I appreciate your kind words about my well being and i have taken your advice about taking care of myself since, but please, please do not make jokes about this, because it is so polar opposite from funny, i cannot get the scene out of my head and it's causing me a great deal of stress, so take that into consideration next time you make an inappropriate joke, i understand how easy it is to might lighthearted of something when you are aside from the situation, but i wasn't, and making jokes about it makes me feel genuinely rather unwell, i am beyond elated that the man survived, but that still does not detract from how awful it was whilst it was happening and i cannot ever see it being regarded as funny.
[quote][p][bold]Mr chock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PoeandPushkin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]aprobyn[/bold] wrote: The person who was hit by the train was not killed. He was very seriously injured. Police, ambulance and fire service worked tirelessly to free the man from approximately 200m past London road station. Please only comment if you know the facts.[/p][/quote]I am the student (Flo Murray) quoted in this article and do you know for certain if the man survived? Having watched the entire horrendous ordeal me and my boyfriend were left traumatised and it would be wonderful to know that he didn't die before our eyes, where did you hear that he managed to survive? I really hope that is true.[/p][/quote]my comment was removed ? Flo you do now know the mans latest updates ? it would see clear his got very bad leg injuries and head wounds but his brown duffle coat is ok[/p][/quote]Wow, i don't know if the repeated mention of the duffle coat is supposed to be a joke? But if so it is in extremely poor taste, there is NOTHING funny about what happened on Tuesday night, all the people who were witness to what occurred will never forget it, nor will they sleep easy for the next while as that is how appallingly distressing it was. I appreciate your kind words about my well being and i have taken your advice about taking care of myself since, but please, please do not make jokes about this, because it is so polar opposite from funny, i cannot get the scene out of my head and it's causing me a great deal of stress, so take that into consideration next time you make an inappropriate joke, i understand how easy it is to might lighthearted of something when you are aside from the situation, but i wasn't, and making jokes about it makes me feel genuinely rather unwell, i am beyond elated that the man survived, but that still does not detract from how awful it was whilst it was happening and i cannot ever see it being regarded as funny. PoeandPushkin
  • Score: 0

9:45pm Sat 26 Apr 14

lewes road low life says...

As far as thoughtless **** go ChOCK , youre at the top of the list
As far as thoughtless **** go ChOCK , youre at the top of the list lewes road low life
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