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Trains in Merseyside investigated after Georgia Varley death

Georgia Varley
Image caption Georgia Varley fell between the train and platform at James Street station

The way trains are run on Merseyside could be overhauled following the death of a teenager at a city centre station.

Georgia Varley, 16, from Wallasey, died in October after falling between a carriage and platform at James Street station in Liverpool.

Independent investigators said they would look at how train departures at Merseyrail stations were handled.

They added there could be a review of safety measures depending on their findings.

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) is an independent part of the Department for Transport which investigates serious rail accidents.

About 40 passengers were on the platform at the time of Georgia's death, which involved the 23:01 Merseyrail service to West Kirby.

Police believe she was running to catch a train home that had friends and family on board.

A spokesperson for Merseyrail said: "Merseyrail will do all it can to assist the RAIB in their investigation."

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