Regardless of whether you use the train on a daily basis to commute into work or only ever have to set foot in a railway station once or twice a year for leisure trips, it will be more than likely that you will have experienced punctuality problems with your service. Despite the fact that train operators are fined for running late services, it seems as though the UK’s rail service is becoming less, rather than more, reliable. In fact, Network Rail was fined a record £53.1 million by the rail regulator in July 2014 for failing to make sure that trains were on time.
Everybody who works for the private firms that run the country’s railway service has a stake in making sure services run on time. As such, it is not entirely unheard of for train drivers to go a little faster than they usually would on a certain stretch of rail in an effort to make up time if they are running a little late. Nine times out of ten, this will not present a problem. However, there will be a chance that passengers could get buffeted about the place if a train driver did decide to try to make up a little time.
This will usually only result some mild discomfort, but in some cases, it could result in a passenger being injured in an accident that was not their fault. If this were to happen to you, there will be a chance that you might well find yourself in a position where you may be able to retain the services of a top law firm with a view to taking action against the rail firm that operated the train you were on.
You know the drill; you’ve arrived at your local railway station in plenty of time for your train, only to discover its running 10 minutes late. It’s not that long to wait, but it’s the principle. You jump on your train when it arrives, a little peeved at its tardiness, but with all thoughts of legal action far from your mind.
The buffet trolley rolls past and you order yourself a nice cup of tea. You notice that the train seems to be going a little faster than it would normally and that your carriage is jolting whenever it hits a kink or bend in the track. Just as your tea is being handed to you, the train jolts violently, causing the hot beverage to spill all over you.
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Date Published: 26th July 2014
Author: David Brown