Mystery train probe after engine pulls into Bromsgrove station - The Bromsgrove Standard

Mystery train probe after engine pulls into Bromsgrove station

Bromsgrove Editorial 12th May, 2024 Updated: 12th May, 2024   0

OFFICERS from the Transport Police attended Bromsgrove Railway Station this week after reports a trespasser may have accessed an out of service train, writes Neil Gordon.

Concerns were raised by a member of staff who spotted an open carriage door on the train which had made an unscheduled stop at Bromsgrove while a query over paperwork was addressed.

The train, which comprised five passenger carriages and a diesel locomotive and was not in public service, was parked in the goods loop adjacent to platform one at Bromsgrove station between Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning.

Transport police and rail staff inspected the train yesterday morning to see what might have happened.

The locomotive was returning the five carriages to a depot in Manchester from a rail centre in Long Marston, Warwickshire after the branding from the train’s previous users, TransPennie Express, had been removed.

The locomotive, number 68025, and five carriages departed Bromsgrove at 11.39am on Thursday with a replacement driver after the train had been inspected by the police.

We were waiting for a comment from British Transport Police as we went to press.

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