The Anonymous Widower

Chaos As Train Passengers Locked In At Lake District Station

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Cumbria Crack.

These two paragraphs outline the story.

Passengers on a delayed train had to climb over spiked fences after they discovered they were locked in at Oxenholme station.

People on a delayed Avanti West Coast service from London arrived at the Lake District station to find that staff had gone home for the evening, locking up behind them.

I have arrived late at several stations in London after they have closed and there is always a signed route out, when the staff have locked up and gone home.

These pictures show Crofton Park station.


  1. The exits out of the station are always open.
  2. The exits have contactless readers.
  3. The exits also allow a step-free route from one platform to another.
  4. There is CCTV on the exits.

Exits like these can surely be provided at Oxenholme station.

August 19, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. More details here

    Some climbed over but police called and a network rail team nearby unlocked the gate(s).

    Comment by chilterntrev | August 20, 2022 | Reply

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