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Cyclist Crashes Onto Rail Track At St Leonards Warrior Square - 7820/12588
Written by Lee on Tuesday, 24th June 2008
A cyclist has suffered life-threatening burn injuries after riding down the stairs of a railway station and crashing onto a live rail track (link below.)
The man in his 40s overshot the platform at St Leonards Warrior Square Station in Hastings, East Sussex.
It is believed he landed on his head on the 750 volt live rail.
British Transport Police said several members of station staff and members of the public witnessed the incident just before 0900 BST.
The man, who has not been identified, is being treated at the Conquest Hospital, in St Leonards.
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The train has been saved - sort of - we have stepped back up from an unusable service to a poorish one but it's doing very well. We did that through setting up the TransWilts Community Rail Partnership. That fulfilled its early objectives; it has been taken over by local and regional government types who are now doing medium and long term work. The team from this forun can also be found at the Melksham Rail User Group (which was the Melksham Rail Development Group at the time these articles were written and we had no users.
We mustn't loose sight, though, that the train service remains poor and needs our community support in marketing and campaigning to keep it going in a positive direction ... and all the more so when we're expecting to find a different normallity once we get out of the Coronavirus Pandemic and head for zero carbon via the climate crisis. Yes, it's saved ... it's now a key community facility ... the need for enhancement and the strong and near-universal local support remain, and the rail industry and goverment remain slow to move and provide the enhancements even to level us up with other towns. Please support the Melksham Rail User Group - now very much in partnership rather than protest with the rail industry and local government, including GWR, TransWilts and unitary and town councils. And please use the trains and buses, and cycle and walk when you can.
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