An investigation has been launched after a train, operated by West Coast Railways, moved along a platform at Bath Spa station with its doors open following what has been reported as ‘a miscommunication’.
The incident happened at the station on Wednesday 13th April, and came to light following the leak of an incident report on a online rail forum last week.
The report states that the ‘train stopped half way along the platform, and the doors were opened by the on-train Stewards and passengers started to board the train. The train then started moving forwards along the platform with all the doors that had been opened, still open.’
The train, the Cathedrals Express, is believed to have moved forward after not stopping at its designated stopping point at the station.
“Whilst this incident was relatively minor and no persons were injured, there was the potential for injury,” a spokesman for West Coast Railways told the BBC.
The rail regulator, The Office of Rail and Road has confirmed that its inspectors are examining the details of the incident.