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Fatality on the line at Lisburn.

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There are disruptions to service due to a fatality on the line at Lisburn earlier.

 

That's all I know, but we can all read between the lines, probably. People rarely consider the poor driver in these unfortunate circumstances.

 

Let's all hope that he gets over this.

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It happens quite often but normally isn't normally reported.

 

A tough time for the driver, yes, but also for the family of the deceased. It's sad to think that he/she felt there was no other choice.

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It happens quite often but normally isn't normally reported.

 

A tough time for the driver, yes, but also for the family of the deceased. It's sad to think that he/she felt there was no other choice.

 

Indeed. I recall a radio programme about this over here many years ago. The scale of what happens is, as you say, not always widely reported - there was one driver over here who was almost into double figures...

 

The person that you're most at risk from is yourself.

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Happened to a deceased member of my family. There is nothing you can do about it. Having said that he carried the memory of it for the rest of his life.

 

Rich,

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I knew of a driver who witnessed a teenager taking a short cut in front of his train, which hit them and killed them. He had a similar aged younger sister himself, and as a result of the shock he handed in his resignation and left the railway straight away.

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Some years back, I sat behind a pair of drivers on their way to an ILDA meeting (remember them). One of them mentioned having "eight notches on his loco"

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