The RailStaff Awards 2022

Luke Fanning

Govia Thameslink Railway

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Nominations for Samaritans Lifesaver Award

Zach Hawkins

Said the following about Luke Fanning:

“I have nominated Luke Fanning for the Samaritans Lifesaver Award because of his dedication and enthusiasm, to our customers and the safe running of the railway.

Luke Fanning (Train Dispatcher) had a suicidal person at his station who was under the influence and attempting to go onto the track to cause themselves harm.

Luke's quick thinking by putting in a Rail Emergency Call to the Signaller, contacting the British Transport Police and intervened to prevent further risk to life by restraining her as she attempted to run down onto the track.

Luke handled the situation very professionally and stuck to railway protocol as per his safety critical and rail care training.

Luke kept control informed of the situation as best as he could and his actions directly saved her life.

We are so proud of Luke“