London commuters told to walk along track near live rail, inquiry finds
Overground driver mistakenly evacuated train in darkness near Peckham Rye last year
Dozens of London Overground passengers were close to walking on a live rail after a driver mistakenly evacuated a train in darkness, investigators have found.
The train had come to a halt due to a technical problem before it reached Peckham Rye station in south London. After a misunderstanding with controllers, the inexperienced driver told the 450 passengers they should leave the train and start walking to the station.
Source: Guardian Transport