Tube train kills one, triggers travel chaos at busy London station

Published on : Tuesday, November 14, 2017

London UndergroundStruck by a London Underground train, a person has died and the incident has triggered quite a travel chaos.


Leystonstone Station based in East London has been evacuated this afternoon after the victim was hit by a Central Line train.


The person was declared dead at the scene by medics who had fought to save the victim after emergency services had been alerted around 3.50 p.m. A British Transport Police spokesman mentioned that paramedics and officers continue to be present on the scene and are working to identify the person and also inform their family.


The police has mentioned that the death of the person is not being treated as suspicious and a file would be prepared for the coroner.


One of the commuters who was present at this scene told the regional news media that he had been travelling on board a Westbound train from Woodford and suddenly, the train started slowing down while it entered the station. He said that the train that he had been travelling on had been cancelled and therefore they went to the rain on the same platform which was then subsequently cancelled as well.


The station has currently been evacuated.


The line was suspended between Liverpool Street in central London and Woodford and also Newbury Park in East London. But now service has resumed, including at Leytonstone.


Transport for London has said that there continues to be a few delays on the remaining part of the line.


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