Blind passenger died after they fell off station platform and were hit by train – The Sun

A BLIND passenger has died after falling off a station platform and being hit by a train, accident investigators have said.

The platform was not fitted with a surface that could warn blind people they were close to the edge, according to the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB).

The man was hit shortly after 7pm on February 26 after falling from the platform at Eden Park station, near Bromley in South East London.

Investigators said he was "struck almost immediately" by a Southeastern train running from Hayes to London Charing Cross.

According to reports, witnesses at the time said the man was confused after hearing a train arrive on a different platform.

The RAIB inquiry will aim to identify the events which led to the accident and will consider factors such as the provision of tactile surfaces on station platforms.

Eden Park station is operated by Southeastern.

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