Metro obstruction warning

Tyne and Wear Metro operator Nexus has launched a new campaign aimed at encouraging passengers not to obstruct train doors

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Metro operator issues passenger warning

The operator of the Tyne and Wear Metro has launched a new campaign aimed at encouraging passengers not to obstruct train doors.

Nexus said there are 20,000 incidents each year where passengers attempt to stop the doors closing.

The campaign comes in response to a Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) report involving an incident at Jarrow Metro Station last year. A woman's arm became trapped in the doors and she was dragged along the platform. Passengers raised the alarm and the driver was forced to stopped the train.