Passenger hit by train at Winchester

Daily Echo: Winchester Railway Station Winchester Railway Station

A TEENAGER has been hit by a train, as scores of horrified passengers looked on.

Passengers between Basingstoke and Eastleigh face delays of up to an hour following the incident, which happened on the southbound platform.

Daily Echo:

British Transport Police are currently at the scene with Hampshire Constabulary in assistance.

The incident is affecting South West Trains between London Waterloo and Portsmouth, Southampton Central and Weymouth.

It is also affecting CrossCountry trains between Birmingham New Street and Bournemouth.

All rail services were suspendended until shortly before 7pm, although it would still be sometime before the timetable returned to normal.

Scores of people were stood on the platform at the time, but the station has since been closed to the public.

John Smith from Poole said: “I've been here half an hour and we are being told someone jumped off the platform.

“The station is completely closed. I'm expecting to be here a long time.”

One female  student said: “I’ve heard it’s a boy who has gone under the train. It’s terrible. Lots of people saw him. There was a lady here earlier who I think has given a statement to the police.”

Tara O’Connell, 21, a student, said: “It’s chaos here but what can you do? Someone said earlier there was lots of witnesses. It was rush hour.

“I’m trying to get to London. I think I will have to get to Basingstoke somehow.”

Passengers were seen crying on the platform following the incident, which involved a freight train.

Scores of passengers were left confused by contradictory information in the space of a few minutes.

Daily Echo:

A tannoy announced: "We are sorry to announce the 18.08 South West Trains service to London Waterloo is delayed by approximately 40 minutes."

But 30 seconds later a train pulled in heading for London Waterloo at around 6.42pm.

The blue metal shutters were raised and passengers rushed onto the platform to get onto the train.

In a statment, British Transport Police, said: "Officers from the BTP and Hampshire Police attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 5.16PM and is currently being treated as non suspicious.

"Medics from the local Ambulance service also attended but the Person was pronounced deceased at the scene. a file will be prepared for the Coroner.

"Officers are currently working to hand back the lines and return the railway to normal running."

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6:54pm Fri 7 Feb 14

malcher says...

Tragic. Poor boy. However Echo terrible reporting. Fourth paragraph states condition unknown then later in the article says ambulance service says deceases and coroner informed! Clue there.
Sympathies to the family.
Tragic. Poor boy. However Echo terrible reporting. Fourth paragraph states condition unknown then later in the article says ambulance service says deceases and coroner informed! Clue there. Sympathies to the family. malcher
  • Score: 17

7:04pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Huey says...

malcher wrote:
Tragic. Poor boy. However Echo terrible reporting. Fourth paragraph states condition unknown then later in the article says ambulance service says deceases and coroner informed! Clue there.
Sympathies to the family.
Poor train driver and witnesses. Always someone else left to clear up the mess and deal with the fallout.
[quote][p][bold]malcher[/bold] wrote: Tragic. Poor boy. However Echo terrible reporting. Fourth paragraph states condition unknown then later in the article says ambulance service says deceases and coroner informed! Clue there. Sympathies to the family.[/p][/quote]Poor train driver and witnesses. Always someone else left to clear up the mess and deal with the fallout. Huey
  • Score: 12

7:09pm Fri 7 Feb 14

MWilkins27 says...

I had the unfortunate opportunity of witnessing this first hand, saw the young lad jump.
Not something I'm going to get out of my head for a while.
I had the unfortunate opportunity of witnessing this first hand, saw the young lad jump. Not something I'm going to get out of my head for a while. MWilkins27
  • Score: 44

8:40pm Fri 7 Feb 14

sotonboy84 says...

bluecougar wrote:
Selfish, his poor family and the poor witnesses and driver.
What about the poor boy that felt so desperate that this was his only way out? Suggest you keep you insensitive comments to yourself.
[quote][p][bold]bluecougar[/bold] wrote: Selfish, his poor family and the poor witnesses and driver.[/p][/quote]What about the poor boy that felt so desperate that this was his only way out? Suggest you keep you insensitive comments to yourself. sotonboy84
  • Score: 81

8:44pm Fri 7 Feb 14

sparkster says...

Let's not judge the poor lad, we don't know what he had going on. Yes it is terrible for the driver and the witnesses and I feel for them but let's not judge, family members and friends may well read these posts so please let's have less of the selfish attitude, we dont know what led him to jump, unless anyone has been there (I have) you can't possibly know. It seems every time there is a suicide some have no compassion at all but as I say if you havent felt that way you are very lucky and I hope none of you ever do
Let's not judge the poor lad, we don't know what he had going on. Yes it is terrible for the driver and the witnesses and I feel for them but let's not judge, family members and friends may well read these posts so please let's have less of the selfish attitude, we dont know what led him to jump, unless anyone has been there (I have) you can't possibly know. It seems every time there is a suicide some have no compassion at all but as I say if you havent felt that way you are very lucky and I hope none of you ever do sparkster
  • Score: 92

8:56pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Rank Xerox says...

bluecougar wrote:
Selfish, his poor family and the poor witnesses and driver.
You idiot.

I expect the poor chap was in such a bad place he didn't have time to think how selfish or inconsiderate he was being to you!
[quote][p][bold]bluecougar[/bold] wrote: Selfish, his poor family and the poor witnesses and driver.[/p][/quote]You idiot. I expect the poor chap was in such a bad place he didn't have time to think how selfish or inconsiderate he was being to you! Rank Xerox
  • Score: 53

10:07pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Mrsc24 says...

Poor boy, I hope he is at peace now. I wish his family, friends and those impacted by this incident much strength and support in the darkness that will follow.
Poor boy, I hope he is at peace now. I wish his family, friends and those impacted by this incident much strength and support in the darkness that will follow. Mrsc24
  • Score: 31

10:39pm Fri 7 Feb 14

natasha5 says...

When someone reaches the point where they choose to do this to themselves, as they see no other way out of the world that surrounds them, they don't stop to consider what impact it will have on others. You see, if they had anything left within them to have these feelings they wouldn't do it in the first place. They don't do it to hurt others or even have an awareness of the impact it will leave, as, if they were able to think these things they would never be able to go ahead and do it, the only thought they have left is to release themselves from within. The poor person who did this has left family and friends who will never come to terms with their loss or get over the guilt they will feel. The same for the witnesses, driver who experienced the events. R.I.P to this poor boy who felt he had no other choice, deepest deepest sympathy for the poor family friends and witnesses who experienced this.
When someone reaches the point where they choose to do this to themselves, as they see no other way out of the world that surrounds them, they don't stop to consider what impact it will have on others. You see, if they had anything left within them to have these feelings they wouldn't do it in the first place. They don't do it to hurt others or even have an awareness of the impact it will leave, as, if they were able to think these things they would never be able to go ahead and do it, the only thought they have left is to release themselves from within. The poor person who did this has left family and friends who will never come to terms with their loss or get over the guilt they will feel. The same for the witnesses, driver who experienced the events. R.I.P to this poor boy who felt he had no other choice, deepest deepest sympathy for the poor family friends and witnesses who experienced this. natasha5
  • Score: 61

11:30pm Fri 7 Feb 14

SaintLee says...

natasha5 wrote:
When someone reaches the point where they choose to do this to themselves, as they see no other way out of the world that surrounds them, they don't stop to consider what impact it will have on others. You see, if they had anything left within them to have these feelings they wouldn't do it in the first place. They don't do it to hurt others or even have an awareness of the impact it will leave, as, if they were able to think these things they would never be able to go ahead and do it, the only thought they have left is to release themselves from within. The poor person who did this has left family and friends who will never come to terms with their loss or get over the guilt they will feel. The same for the witnesses, driver who experienced the events. R.I.P to this poor boy who felt he had no other choice, deepest deepest sympathy for the poor family friends and witnesses who experienced this.
Well said
[quote][p][bold]natasha5[/bold] wrote: When someone reaches the point where they choose to do this to themselves, as they see no other way out of the world that surrounds them, they don't stop to consider what impact it will have on others. You see, if they had anything left within them to have these feelings they wouldn't do it in the first place. They don't do it to hurt others or even have an awareness of the impact it will leave, as, if they were able to think these things they would never be able to go ahead and do it, the only thought they have left is to release themselves from within. The poor person who did this has left family and friends who will never come to terms with their loss or get over the guilt they will feel. The same for the witnesses, driver who experienced the events. R.I.P to this poor boy who felt he had no other choice, deepest deepest sympathy for the poor family friends and witnesses who experienced this.[/p][/quote]Well said SaintLee
  • Score: 29

7:06am Sat 8 Feb 14

LadyNetley says...

My heart goes out to this boy. The turmoil and unbearable pain he must hav ebeen experiencing. Speaking from personal experience when I reached that point I felt completely worthless and felt the world would be a better place without me. It is not selfish but intolerable pain. Unless you have been there you dont know what it is like to be in such deep pain. I am so grateful to the people that saved my life.
My heart goes out to this boy. The turmoil and unbearable pain he must hav ebeen experiencing. Speaking from personal experience when I reached that point I felt completely worthless and felt the world would be a better place without me. It is not selfish but intolerable pain. Unless you have been there you dont know what it is like to be in such deep pain. I am so grateful to the people that saved my life. LadyNetley
  • Score: 26

8:19am Sat 8 Feb 14

margie933 says...

Heart Breaking story. Poor boy must have been desperate to have jumped.
So sorry for him. Also very sorry for the driver and all who witnessed it. I can't imagine how the Family will feel. I sincerely hope time will heal for them and may the poor boy rest in peace.
Heart Breaking story. Poor boy must have been desperate to have jumped. So sorry for him. Also very sorry for the driver and all who witnessed it. I can't imagine how the Family will feel. I sincerely hope time will heal for them and may the poor boy rest in peace. margie933
  • Score: 16

1:52pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Jack.. says...

I was there last night and feel for the lads family what a horrible way to die my heart goes out to the family and lets hope he is now at peace...This whole story reeks of lazy journalism

" A tannoy announced: "We are sorry to announce the 18.08 South West Trains service to London Waterloo is delayed by approximately 40 minutes."
But 30 seconds later a train pulled in heading for London Waterloo at around 6.42pm.......Is that not approximately 40 minutes??

The blue metal shutters were raised and passengers rushed onto the platform to get onto the train....I was one of the "six" passengers that walked on to that train with station staff making sure we got on safely!

I lad died tragically last night show some respect and leave the railway and its fantastic staff at Winchester station out of it PLEASE.
I was there last night and feel for the lads family what a horrible way to die my heart goes out to the family and lets hope he is now at peace...This whole story reeks of lazy journalism " A tannoy announced: "We are sorry to announce the 18.08 South West Trains service to London Waterloo is delayed by approximately 40 minutes." But 30 seconds later a train pulled in heading for London Waterloo at around 6.42pm.......Is that not approximately 40 minutes?? The blue metal shutters were raised and passengers rushed onto the platform to get onto the train....I was one of the "six" passengers that walked on to that train with station staff making sure we got on safely! I lad died tragically last night show some respect and leave the railway and its fantastic staff at Winchester station out of it PLEASE. Jack..
  • Score: 9

8:13pm Sun 9 Feb 14

lordgodalmighty says...

oh well at least if he was religious he might go to heaven. however if he was an atheist, ohhh woh betide him - probably have to spend the rest of eternity with jimmy saville.
oh well at least if he was religious he might go to heaven. however if he was an atheist, ohhh woh betide him - probably have to spend the rest of eternity with jimmy saville. lordgodalmighty
  • Score: -17

11:57pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Darren86 says...

Unfortunately I was the driver of the freight train. It is hard and I will never forget what happened. My thoughts go out to his family and friends but also to all the passengers waiting on the platform. This is a life changing event for everyone and I pray he is at peace now
Unfortunately I was the driver of the freight train. It is hard and I will never forget what happened. My thoughts go out to his family and friends but also to all the passengers waiting on the platform. This is a life changing event for everyone and I pray he is at peace now Darren86
  • Score: 10

9:51am Mon 10 Feb 14

camerajuan says...

Darren86 wrote:
Unfortunately I was the driver of the freight train. It is hard and I will never forget what happened. My thoughts go out to his family and friends but also to all the passengers waiting on the platform. This is a life changing event for everyone and I pray he is at peace now
Worst position to be in any of this I suspect. I was there but not to see the boy jump.

Hope you can clear that as soon as humanly possible from your mind. Nobody should ever have to witness that,
[quote][p][bold]Darren86[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately I was the driver of the freight train. It is hard and I will never forget what happened. My thoughts go out to his family and friends but also to all the passengers waiting on the platform. This is a life changing event for everyone and I pray he is at peace now[/p][/quote]Worst position to be in any of this I suspect. I was there but not to see the boy jump. Hope you can clear that as soon as humanly possible from your mind. Nobody should ever have to witness that, camerajuan
  • Score: 5

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