A passenger was killed while leaning out of a train window below a warning sticker, accident investigators found. Bethan Roper, 28, from Penarth, suffered a fatal blow to the head when she was struck by a tree branch. The charity worker had been shopping at Bath's Christmas market with friends on 1 December and was travelling home. A preliminary report by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) found the Bristol-bound train was travelling at 85mph at the time.
The 28-year-old, from Penarth, died after being hit by a trackside tree branch, investigators say.