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On Friday 5 July 2013, a 17-year-old youth fell onto the track between the platform and the metro train at Høyenhall metro station and died. The person in question walked approximately 30 metres along the side of the train before tripping and falling onto the track while the train was leaving the station. The person fell onto the track in the gap between the wagons, where the wagons were connected. The gap is wider at the rectangular opening between the wagons than between the side of the wagons and the platform.

Metro train at Høyenhall metro station

Photo: AIBN

Safety recommendation

Safety recommendation JB no 2014/06T

On Friday 5 July 2013, a 17-year-old youth fell onto the track between the platform and the metro train at Høyenhall metro station and died. The person in question alighted at Høyenhall station tripped and fell onto the track while the train was leaving the station. The opening between the wagons is 60 cm x 40 cm, and wide enough for an adult person to fall onto the track.

The Accident Investigation Board Norway recommends that the Norwegian Railway Authority follow up that Sporveien T-banen AS considers measures to reduce the probability of people falling between the platform and the train.

Location
Høyenhall metro station, Line 4
Occurrence date
05.07.2013
Train No
409
Type of Transportation
Metro
Type of occurrence
Embarking and disembarking
Rolling Stock
Multippel Unit (MU)
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