Train travelled for 20 minutes with one of its doors WIDE OPEN, accident investigators reveal

  • The Greater Anglia service train travelled 16 miles at speeds of up to 80mph
  • Passenger train travelled with one of its doors open for more than 20 minutes¬†
  • A passenger alerted the driver at Hockley station in Essex during its journey

A passenger train travelled for more than 20 minutes with one of its doors open, accident investigators have said.

The incident happened on a Greater Anglia service from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria.

A passenger alerted the driver that the door was open on the side opposite the platform at Hockley station in Essex at around 7.20am on August 22.

The incident happened on a Greater Anglia service from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria. One of the passenger doors is pictured open above

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) said the door was open for about 23 minutes while the train travelled 16 miles at speeds of up to 80mph.

A separate RAIB report published in July revealed that a lack of sleep and food may have contributed to a London Underground driver leaving 10 doors open while on the Jubilee line.

A passenger alerted the driver that the door was open on the side opposite the platform at Hockley station in Essex at around 7.20am on August 22. A stock image is used above [File photo]

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