The Penarth woman was travelling on a HST train to Bristol Temple Meads. The only windows which open on these trains are those at main doors

A 28-year-old woman from Penarth has died after apparently being struck on the head whilst on a train travelling between Bath and Keynsham.

Police say they believe the women may have been ‘leaning out of the window’ of the train when she received the fatal blow.

The accident victim was on a HST train heading for Bristol Temple Meads on Saturday night and died at the scene.t  It’s understood she had been visiting  the Christmas market in Bath.

British Transport Police said: “Officers were called at 10.10pm on Saturday following a report a woman had received serious head injuries while travelling on a train between Bath and Keynsham. Colleagues from South Western Ambulance Service also attended, however, despite their best efforts, a 28-year-old woman from Penarth sadly died at the scene. We are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the incident, which has been reported to the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB).

The woman’s death is “not being treated as suspicious”  – implying there was no suicidal intent .

The Avon Coroner has said that the inquest on the woman – whose name has not yet been released – will not open until Wednesday December 12th 2018 at the earliest .

British Transport Police – who had earlier said they were attempting to contact the family of the deceased persopn – have this morning confirmed that family members have been informed.

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  1. Frank Evans says:

    Taking a selfie going through Sydney gardens. I have seen people do this and waving with their heads out of trains in this area.
    Very sad.

    • Sofraniaeth says:

      According to the report this tragic event happened between Bath and Keynsham, so not Sydney Gardens which are to the east of Bath railway station.

  2. Christopher David says:

    Very sad indeed and very dangerous to make assumptions- not that you necessary are.

  3. Jane says:

    How very very sad 😦 My heart felt sympathies to her family and friends.

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