Commuters delayed after man steps in front of train

This Is Lancashire: Commuters delayed after man steps in front of train Commuters delayed after man steps in front of train

TRAIN passengers were delayed when a man is thought to have jumped in front of a train.

No one was injured during the incident at Bolton Train Station which caused the busy 7.22am service from Wigan Wallgate to Manchester to stop suddenly.

Northern Rail have described the event as a “near miss.”

Witnesses took to twitter to describe the scenes and it would appear that the train stopped in time to avoid hitting the man.

Darren Riley tweeted: “Delays in Bolton as someone jumps in front of train. Driver stopped in time, no messy scenes.

Daniel Nisbet added: “Someone just crossed the tracks in front of a train at Bolton. Fortunately train managed to stop.”

Northern Rail confirmed that in total 49 services were affected by the incident with each train delayed by an average of 8-10 minutes.

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9:58pm Thu 26 Jun 14

BIG ERN says...

Well your headline shows your priotiries,BN, and the ridiculous tweets from the inane selfish w@nkers also says more about their character.
How is the man who chose to walk in front of a train? Is he receiving treatment? Or, do you not actually give a fcuk?
Well your headline shows your priotiries,BN, and the ridiculous tweets from the inane selfish w@nkers also says more about their character. How is the man who chose to walk in front of a train? Is he receiving treatment? Or, do you not actually give a fcuk? BIG ERN
  • Score: 10

11:31pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Beyond News Forum says...

BIG ERN wrote:
Well your headline shows your priotiries,BN, and the ridiculous tweets from the inane selfish w@nkers also says more about their character.
How is the man who chose to walk in front of a train? Is he receiving treatment? Or, do you not actually give a fcuk?
+1
[quote][p][bold]BIG ERN[/bold] wrote: Well your headline shows your priotiries,BN, and the ridiculous tweets from the inane selfish w@nkers also says more about their character. How is the man who chose to walk in front of a train? Is he receiving treatment? Or, do you not actually give a fcuk?[/p][/quote]+1 Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 0

12:02am Fri 27 Jun 14

keithyno.1 says...

BIG ERN wrote:
Well your headline shows your priotiries,BN, and the ridiculous tweets from the inane selfish w@nkers also says more about their character.
How is the man who chose to walk in front of a train? Is he receiving treatment? Or, do you not actually give a fcuk?
Big Ern, you're right. I for one do not actually give a fcuk....
[quote][p][bold]BIG ERN[/bold] wrote: Well your headline shows your priotiries,BN, and the ridiculous tweets from the inane selfish w@nkers also says more about their character. How is the man who chose to walk in front of a train? Is he receiving treatment? Or, do you not actually give a fcuk?[/p][/quote]Big Ern, you're right. I for one do not actually give a fcuk.... keithyno.1
  • Score: -7

5:32am Fri 27 Jun 14

127001 says...

BIG ERN wrote:
Well your headline shows your priotiries,BN, and the ridiculous tweets from the inane selfish w@nkers also says more about their character.
How is the man who chose to walk in front of a train? Is he receiving treatment? Or, do you not actually give a fcuk?
it is rather worrying that 'tweets' from people take precedence over the poor chap who attempted to take his own life. Who gives a toss if people were delayed for 8 - 10 minutes. Jesus Christ, what is wrong with people? (please excuse the profanity but it's starting to annoy somewhat).

Hardly surprising though - the BN has gone down the pan over the years. Nonsense rhetoric dribble - half baked reporting... I've seen better from five year old's at school making their own 'newspaper' articles. I can understand why I see people in the shop just glancing through the BN without buying it now - I'm going to do the same from now on and just buy another newspaper.
[quote][p][bold]BIG ERN[/bold] wrote: Well your headline shows your priotiries,BN, and the ridiculous tweets from the inane selfish w@nkers also says more about their character. How is the man who chose to walk in front of a train? Is he receiving treatment? Or, do you not actually give a fcuk?[/p][/quote]it is rather worrying that 'tweets' from people take precedence over the poor chap who attempted to take his own life. Who gives a toss if people were delayed for 8 - 10 minutes. Jesus Christ, what is wrong with people? (please excuse the profanity but it's starting to annoy somewhat). Hardly surprising though - the BN has gone down the pan over the years. Nonsense rhetoric dribble - half baked reporting... I've seen better from five year old's at school making their own 'newspaper' articles. I can understand why I see people in the shop just glancing through the BN without buying it now - I'm going to do the same from now on and just buy another newspaper. 127001
  • Score: 5

7:12am Fri 27 Jun 14

aardwolf says...

Selfish and self-indulgent wannabee suicides who attempt to take their own lives in as spectuclar way as possible (train, bridge etc etc) deserve no sympathy. It is the people who have to witness and deal with the consequences who deserve your pity. Do you think the train driver would work again or even sleep again if he had hit the idiot? Just as they use safe places for junkies in some countries perhaps they should provide places for the suicidal to kill themselves cleanly. Tossers.
Selfish and self-indulgent wannabee suicides who attempt to take their own lives in as spectuclar way as possible (train, bridge etc etc) deserve no sympathy. It is the people who have to witness and deal with the consequences who deserve your pity. Do you think the train driver would work again or even sleep again if he had hit the idiot? Just as they use safe places for junkies in some countries perhaps they should provide places for the suicidal to kill themselves cleanly. Tossers. aardwolf
  • Score: -1

11:07am Fri 27 Jun 14

127001 says...

aardwolf wrote:
Selfish and self-indulgent wannabee suicides who attempt to take their own lives in as spectuclar way as possible (train, bridge etc etc) deserve no sympathy. It is the people who have to witness and deal with the consequences who deserve your pity. Do you think the train driver would work again or even sleep again if he had hit the idiot? Just as they use safe places for junkies in some countries perhaps they should provide places for the suicidal to kill themselves cleanly. Tossers.
Perhaps it is a selfish thing for others to be involved (be it the driver/witnesses).

It must be a pretty desperate thing to do such a thing in the first place though.
[quote][p][bold]aardwolf[/bold] wrote: Selfish and self-indulgent wannabee suicides who attempt to take their own lives in as spectuclar way as possible (train, bridge etc etc) deserve no sympathy. It is the people who have to witness and deal with the consequences who deserve your pity. Do you think the train driver would work again or even sleep again if he had hit the idiot? Just as they use safe places for junkies in some countries perhaps they should provide places for the suicidal to kill themselves cleanly. Tossers.[/p][/quote]Perhaps it is a selfish thing for others to be involved (be it the driver/witnesses). It must be a pretty desperate thing to do such a thing in the first place though. 127001
  • Score: 2

12:04pm Fri 27 Jun 14

supajohnmcginlay says...

Before everyone starts crying for the man who "jumped" in front of the train, can I just say that as a passenger on that train I was informed by staff that the individual had been hassling a couple of female passengers on one platform and then jumped down and across the tracks after being challenged by staff.
Also, as Aardwolf says.....what about the driver who nearly killed this individual? No mention or thought about how he must have felt.
Before everyone starts crying for the man who "jumped" in front of the train, can I just say that as a passenger on that train I was informed by staff that the individual had been hassling a couple of female passengers on one platform and then jumped down and across the tracks after being challenged by staff. Also, as Aardwolf says.....what about the driver who nearly killed this individual? No mention or thought about how he must have felt. supajohnmcginlay
  • Score: 3

4:17pm Fri 27 Jun 14

train_commuter says...

Cannot believe how out of proportion this has all got.
The facts are - the guy wandered across the tracks (I have seen him do this a couple of times before) as a short cut to the platform.
He stopped in the middle when he saw the train coming in (slow) to let it pass. When the train driver anchored on and stopped the guy thanked him with a wave and then crossed in front of the train. He then climbed up and then even tried to get on the stationary train!
I very much doubt there was any intention to end life, or cause misery, the guy was clearly in a world of his own. Yes the trains were then late, but to be honest there should be more uproar because the trains are rammed every day due to too few carriages and not because some thoughtless moron couldn't be arsed to use the bridge to cross. Perspective and priorities people please.
Cannot believe how out of proportion this has all got. The facts are - the guy wandered across the tracks (I have seen him do this a couple of times before) as a short cut to the platform. He stopped in the middle when he saw the train coming in (slow) to let it pass. When the train driver anchored on and stopped the guy thanked him with a wave and then crossed in front of the train. He then climbed up and then even tried to get on the stationary train! I very much doubt there was any intention to end life, or cause misery, the guy was clearly in a world of his own. Yes the trains were then late, but to be honest there should be more uproar because the trains are rammed every day due to too few carriages and not because some thoughtless moron couldn't be arsed to use the bridge to cross. Perspective and priorities people please. train_commuter
  • Score: 4
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