Hi-tech satellite systems used to open train doors automatically have been failing, leaving people trapped on trains in the South of England. […] The satellite tracking system monitors where trains are and should open the doors automatically when they stop at a station.
You. Have. Got. To. Be. Kidding. Me. As terreus points out, why don’t they just have a button in the drivers cab? I suppose it could be just that Southern’s parent company, Govia, has to find something to spend the whopping £670 million in subsidy that it will be receiving over the next five years, courtesy of the taxpayer.