Passenger trapped in doors and dragged at Wood Street station

At around 08:22 hrs on 14 January 2022 a passenger attempted to board a train which was about to leave Wood Street station.

As they did so the train’s doors closed, leaving the passenger standing outside the train, on the platform, with their hand trapped in the rear doors of the fourth car.

The train subsequently departed from the platform with the passenger’s hand still trapped in these doors. This forced the passenger to run alongside the train, which stopped after it had travelled for around 20 metres along the platform.

The train’s doors were then released, allowing the passenger to free their hand. It was reported that the passenger did not sustain any injuries because of the incident.

We have undertaken a preliminary examination into the circumstances surrounding this incident. Having assessed the evidence which has been gathered to date, we have decided to publish a safety digest.

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