At about 05:11 hrs on 22 October 2020, the 05:05 hrs service from Bognor Regis to Littlehampton derailed on departing from Platform 4. The train was travelling slowly at the time. There were around 15 passengers on board, all of whom evacuated via the rear portion of the train, which was still in the platform. The derailment resulted in some damage to a set of points, and no injuries.
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 our website in the next few weeks.