This is a report of someone who got their bag strap trapped in the doors of a northbound Northern line train at Bank this morning. The doors do not open again on the left hand side of an Edgware-branch train until Edgware (and not even then if routed into Platform 2)
There is a disagreement in the facebook comments about whether to use the emergency alarm in situations like this. Obviously if a person was trapped you should, or if there was enough of a bag outside that it might be dangerous, but where there is no only inconvenience possibly not?
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If I remember correctly there is no easy way to remove a bag as there is no way to open one set of doors from the inside on a 95 stock train, it would involve evacuating the entire train in order to open the doors on the wrong side.
When working 59 stock I remember one occasion when a passenger got a plastic carrier bag caught outside the train on departure from Euston, the first opportunity to retrieve it was a East Finchley, at which point all the contents had been lost and the gentleman ended up with two strips of plastic about sis inches long which was all that remained of the bag.
On S stock however, it is possible to open an individual doors from inside the train.
It is possible to open individual doors on 1992 stock so I would imagine you can do the same on 1995s. You'd still have to tip out the passengers from the car involved, lift seats, pull levers, etc. and the Line Controller isn't going to be pleased holding everything behind you while you mess around retrieving some numpty's bag.
Err? The article doesn't say the whole bag was outside the doors, just a trapped strap. Pull it? Push back the pushback door leaf to help? This was a 95TS after all.
On the non-pushback S stock I've seen someone get a strap or coat tail stuck at King's Cross and with some late running going on, after the T/Op had reset the Sensitive Edge, they told the passenger to stop pulling and they'd have to wait until Aldgate! Justice done I thought.
My parents, who still live in Gants Hill, told me of an occasion when one of their friends got their ear stuck in the door and had to travel to the next stop to get it out. I think they said it was between Wanstead and Redbridge and it would have been in the 1950s or 1960s. But this is slightly off topic.
Michael Travelling on the Central line from the 1960s until 2012.