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Trains running again between Newbury and Reading after fatality

Lines reopen after person hit by train near Aldermaston

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Trains running again between Newbury and Reading after fatality

Crowds at Newbury station at 8.45am

Network Rail reports lines have reopened between Newbury and Reading after a person was hit by a train near Aldermaston this morning.

No trains were running until 9am.

Trains between Bedwyn and Reading may still be delayed by up to 45 minutes as services return to normal

A very limited bus service will continue to run between Newbury and Reading to supplement the train service.

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  • DonCossack

    28/04/2016 - 02:02

    Every train driver will hit atleast one person in their career, some hit more. They're a tough bunch although some are too traumatised to ever get back in the cab. Inadvertently taking somebodies life is a trauma that will stay with them for the rest of theirs. I used to want to be a train driver as a child when all the other children wanted to be footballers or astronauts. My dream was broken when my grandad told me about this shit. Got so much respect for drivers who do it anyway.

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  • DavidHameron

    27/04/2016 - 20:08

    Was this definitely a suicide or is everyone jumping to conclusions?

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  • boris

    27/04/2016 - 17:05

    So sad ufton nervet bridge will change nothing

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  • Sausages

    27/04/2016 - 15:03

    There seem to be a lot of suicides on the Great Western Main Line. You don't seem to hear of that many elsewhere.

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    • NewburyLad

      28/04/2016 - 09:09

      It's the area it passes through in West London - Ealing to Slough. The communities living there are more likely to do it when things go wrong for them. I've lost track of the number of times I have been delayed because of "incidents" around the Hayes, Southall, Hanwell areas closing lines for forensics and clean ups.

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    • RobinBanks

      27/04/2016 - 18:06

      West coast main line there a fair few each year

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    • grumpy

      27/04/2016 - 16:04

      so, building a bridge at Ufton Nervet will make NO difference

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      • DonCossack

        28/04/2016 - 02:02

        Ufton Nervet was different. 7 people died. The worst crash so far this century. I completely understand the decision to put a bridge there. But you can't stop people jumping, there are over 200 a year. 2 in 3 days there's a death on the railways. It becomes a morbid normality for railwaymen

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      • springer

        27/04/2016 - 18:06

        Total waste of money as it will sadly keep going on

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