Jul 17, 2019
Govia Thameslink fined £1m over Gatwick Express window death
A rail firm has been fined £1m after a man died leaning out of a train window. In May, Govia Thameslink Railway admitted a health and safety breach because a sign saying not to lean out was not displayed clearly enough. The rail regulator has written to firms demanding "Immediate action" over trains with these types of windows. The regulator said the "Droplight" windows were mostly confined to old InterCity trains and "Charter" rolling stock, and in most cases there were four windows per carriage. Rail firms using carriages with these windows have been asked to carry out a risk assessment of their use.
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