18 Nov '13, 11am

A man has been prosecuted and fined for obstructing the doors of a Metro train.

A man has been prosecuted and fined for obstructing the doors of a Metro train, a few weeks after a safety campaign was launched to remind passengers how dangerous this can be. John Adams, 28, of Kyloe Place, Newbiggin Hall, Newcastle, was found guilty of obstructing the doors of a train in his absence at North Shields Magistrates Court on Wednesday November 13 and ordered to pay £165 in fines and costs. Adams was at Gateshead Metro Station on August 15 at 9.45pm and held the doors of a train open after the driver had sounded the ‘doors closing’ signal, causing it to be delayed. Sharon Kelly, Director of Customer Services and Operations at DB Regio Tyne and Wear, which operates the Metro on behalf of Nexus, said: “We want passengers to understand that obstructing the train doors is dangerous and it causes damage which can lead to trains being taken out of service. If train...

Full article: http://www.nexus.org.uk/news/item/passenger-who-obstructe...

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