March 22nd, 2010

Checking my watch

Smacked in the head by a train door...

Getting off the train this evening, the train had just come to a stop, I pressed the open button, door opens I go to step out, SMACK! Doors close on my head, twice I think. I manage to pull my head back in, doors finish shutting, start to open and again... I 'm obviously a little hesitant, just as well because they start to close again... All this happens in about 3 seconds. I and the lady who witnessed it (I think she was more shaken up than me) tried to tell the guard, who says he "didn't do anything". I didn't accuse him of doing anything I assumed there was a fault with the door and was telling him in case it closed on a small child next. He did say it sometimes happens if it 's cold... Err... is it cold today? And he offered the further explanation that "someone must have pressed the close button". I don't think anyone was near the other buttons and even so I'm sure you shouldn't be able to close the door part way through it opening.

Anyway filled in a form Southwest Trains Website and we'll see if they do anything other than cover their arse, or send me a bill for a dented door ;-)

Then I had to go back to the station to touch out with my Oyster card, because in my stunned state I forgot to.