The person had impaired vision. In common with many British mainline stations, the platform edge was not equipped with a tactile surface designed to warn people with impaired vision when they are near the edge.
Rail Accident Investigation Branch will aim to identify the sequence of events which led to the accident, and consider factors relating to the provision of tactile surfaces on station platforms and any relevant underlying factors.
There investigation is independent of any investigation by the railway industry, the British Transport Police or by the industry’s regulator, the Office of Rail and Road.
We will publish our findings, including any recommendations to improve safety, at the conclusion of our investigation. This report will be available on our website.