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Home Safety RAIB investigates person trapped and pulled by tram

RAIB investigates person trapped and pulled by tram

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has said it will be making public a safety digest after a “trap and drag” incident involving a tram at Shudehill, Manchester.

The incident took place on 27 May at 11:16.

A person was caught in the vehicle’s closing doors doors and pulled about 13 metres before falling onto the platform.


The person in question suffered injuries to their face and a hand. RAIB says that the driver was not aware of the passenger’s presence when the tram departed from the stop.

The safety digest, assembled following an interim investigation, will be made available in the coming weeks.

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