It’s vital that you pay attention to emergency exits on trains and find out where they are so you can escape and help others too if disaster strikes. You never know when an accident might occur, so it’s always best to know what to do if you and your fellow passengers are endangered whilst you travel. You should find out where the emergency exits are at the earliest opportunity, even if you have no reason to believe an accident is particularly likely. If something unpleasant does occur, always follow the instructions given to you by the train staff.
Find out where the emergency exits are
You should never try to leave a train on your own in an emergency. You could be hit by another train or electrocuted by a track. If it’s not safe to stay in the carriage you are in, see if it’s possible to move to another one. If you do spot an emergency that the train staff don’t seem to be aware of, tell them immediately. Try to remain as calm as possible. You may not need to leave the train in certain situations, but is it important to know where the emergency exits are if there is an accident. If you are told to use the emergency exits, use the closest one to you. Try to keep exit paths clear and don’t obstruct anyone.
If you have been in an accident on a train or whilst using any other form of public transport and it wasn’t your fault, we may be able to assist you. We have more than 16 years of experience when it comes to helping people claim for accidents on public transport and will work with you to collect as much evidence related to your case as we need. Compensation can help you cover various costs linked to your accident including counselling expenses.
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Date Published: May 9, 2017
Author: Accident Advice