The redheaded man, whose name is later revealed to be Andy, is a commuter who lives in the London suburb of Witney. He often rides the train to and from the city at the same time as Rachel. On the fateful Saturday night when Rachel travels to Witney to confront Tom and Anna, she remembers little from her blackout except for the redheaded man helping her up the stairs near the station after a fall. Rachel begins to fear the redheaded man, believing that he harmed her in the underpass or was otherwise connected to Megan’s murder—yet Andy eventually reveals himself to be a harmless, fun-loving man who simply came to Rachel’s aid in a moment of need.
The Redheaded Man / Andy Character Timeline in The Girl on the Train
The timeline below shows where the character The Redheaded Man / Andy appears in The Girl on the Train. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...room where she met with Gaskill and a female officer, Detective Sergeant Riley. Rachel described the redheaded man she saw at the train station and reported that he helped her up after she... (full context)
...the news. When the train stops at Witney, Rachel gets off—she decides to look for the redheaded man . After half an hour of waiting on the platform, however, she still hasn’t spotted... (full context)
...even to look out at the houses. Just then, a man sits down beside her— the redheaded man from the Saturday of Megan’s disappearance. He greets Rachel and asks if she remembers him... (full context)
...the train won’t start again. Rachel screams in horror as Jason starts violently attacking Jess. The redheaded man approaches Rachel and urges her to calm down—it’s already too late to do anything. (full context)