Passenger trapped in tram doors and dragged at Shudehill tram stop

Rail Accident Investigation Branch

July 7
09:00 2022

At around 11:16 hrs on 27 May 2022, a passenger was dragged around 13 metres before falling onto the platform at Shudehill tram stop, after their bag became trapped in a departing trams closing doors. They sustained injuries to their face and hand. The tram driver was unaware of the presence of the passenger when the tram departed from the tram stop.

We have undertaken a preliminary examination into the circumstances surrounding this incident. Having assessed the evidence which has been gathered to date, we have decided to publish a safety digest.

The safety digest will be made available on o

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