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Woman fell 'too close to train' for driver to stop in time, says Airport Rail Link operator

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The acting managing director of SRT Electrified Train Co said the woman who was crushed to death at the Airport Rail Link’s Bang Thap Chang station on Monday had fallen onto the track too close to an oncoming train for the driver to stop in time.

 

Wisut Chanmanee said the woman, who was later identified as Rosarin Plianlar, 31, appeared to have fallen onto the rails just 50 metres ahead of the arriving train.

 

The driver pressed the emergency brake button, but did not have the required distance to stop the train in time, as the system required a distance of 100m for a train to be brought to a halt in an emergency, he added.

 

The woman, whom the authorities said was six-months pregnant, was a resident of Nan province.

 

Wisut said the State Railway of Thailand was prepared to help the family of the deceased with the funeral costs, but would have to investigate whether what had happened was an accident or a suicide. 

 

It if was an accident, Rosarin’s family would be entitled to compensation of Bt400,000, he explained.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/breakingnews/30318493

 
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if you watch the video she is on the racks for almost a minute before the train arrives, there are loads of people on the platform but all they do is stand and stare, no one does anything to help her or stop the train.

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My sympathies go to her families. I've seen the footage and I believe it is an accident.

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5 minutes ago, samsensam said:

 

if you watch the video she is on the racks for almost a minute before the train arrives, there are loads of people on the platform but all they do is stand and stare, no one does anything to help her or stop the train.

link to video?

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if you watch the video she is on the racks for almost a minute before the train arrives, there are loads of people on the platform but all they do is stand and stare, no one does anything to help her or stop the train.

Presumably she was electrocuted instantly? It does seem strange how she doesn't move at all after falling, and it's nearly a minute before the train hits her. Very disturbing and very gory photos of the aftermath. Sad.
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14 minutes ago, samsensam said:

 

if you watch the video she is on the racks for almost a minute before the train arrives, there are loads of people on the platform but all they do is stand and stare, no one does anything to help her or stop the train.

did not see the video, but I take your word for it....it would have been a bit foolish I confess to jump on the track if there was electricity all within....a more sensible move could have been to alert the station staff, perhaps press on an emergency alarm if nearby....but then we are all much more aware after such any such tragic incident...

 

RIP....very sad issue...

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I don't see any video but are there no automatic gates installed? I thought that all stations had them now?

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33 minutes ago, samsensam said:

 

if you watch the video she is on the racks for almost a minute before the train arrives, there are loads of people on the platform but all they do is stand and stare, no one does anything to help her or stop the train.

 

17 minutes ago, observer90210 said:

did not see the video, but I take your word for it....it would have been a bit foolish I confess to jump on the track if there was electricity all within....a more sensible move could have been to alert the station staff, perhaps press on an emergency alarm if nearby....but then we are all much more aware after such any such tragic incident...

 

RIP....very sad issue...

Don't believe what the other guy said.  I've seen the video and looked at the CCTV time stamp.  It took about 15 seconds between her fall and the train arrival; and some people were waving their arms at the train before it arrived at the station.  I would like to have seen samsensam jump down in that time and try to be a hero instead of keyboard warrior spreading inaccurate information.

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I don't see any video but are there no automatic gates installed? I thought that all stations had them now?

The MRT has them and the central BTS stations have them, but not the outlying ones. The ARL doesn't have them on most stations.

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The electric power on the airport link is overhead,  I dont think she would have been electrocuted. 

One news report said she was crying and overheard to say die wanted to die.

 

 

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2 hours ago, brewsterbudgen said:

The ARL doesn't have them on most stations.

 

hes right !

 

there are no safety gates at the swampy station but the guards get their whistles out

quickly if anyone goes near the yellow line :)

 

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Poor woman must have been desperate.

Have to feel sympathy for the train driver and the onlookers too. They could not possibly have saved her, but many will be feeling terrible that they couldn't.

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Don't be fooled that the video is in slow motion.
The time scale of the video is irrelevant.
The inserted time display of the CCTV should be at least good enough for time span measurements.
 
At about 6:52:45 she walks forward and actively jumps from the curb and tries to cling to the rail or something else.
It's not a fall over the curb, it's a jump.
 
She clings to the rail (not certain).
Her head is lying on the rail.
 
At 6:52:58 she is overrun by the train.
 
About 13 seconds which might have been enough to avoid the overrun if there are emergency brake handles on the platform. Are there?
 
This was suicide and not an accident.
It's consistent with the statements of witnesses.
 
No gory things on youtube of course:

Gory pictures elsewhere (cut off arm e.g.).

Thanks for the clarification. I hadn't realised it was slow motion. Poor woman and poor train driver and those that had to witness it.

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25 minutes ago, dave2 said:

 

hes right !

 

there are no safety gates at the swampy station but the guards get their whistles out

quickly if anyone goes near the yellow line :)

 

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That photo above is not of the Swampy station, which is underground and enclosed.

 

But the info is correct, the ARL doesn't generally have passenger barrier gates at its stations. You're free to flop onto the tracks if you want to.

 

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