Posted 10th April 2015 | 1 Comment

Driver took charge of wrong train

FIRST Great Western is investigating after an intercity driver took charge of the the wrong train and drove it some distance.

The driver and his pilotman joined a train at Banbury, believing it was bound for London, when it was in fact due to travel to Swansea.

It returned to Banbury where the crew boarded the correct train.

The incident occurred on Easter Monday when intercity services were being diverted via Banbury and Oxford because of a major engineering possession at Reading.

First Great Western said: "We are looking into what happened. The crew got on the wrong train. We are really sorry about this.”

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  • Tony Ford, St. Anne's on the Sea

    It happens - could have happened on a bus.....