Commuter rail services are suspended after person is hit and killed by train at Wimbledon station
- Emergency services sent to the station in south west London at 3.48pm today
- Incident expected to cause travel disruption in the area until 10pm this evening
- The National Rail is now warning of cancellations and delays following the death
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Train services in and out of Wimbledon are facing delays and cancellations through the evening after a person was hit and killed by a train today.
Emergency services were sent to Wimbledon station in south west London at around 3.48pm following reports of an injured person on the tracks.
Services were suspended as police and ambulance crews dealt with the incident, where a man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Although services are now running as normal, a knock-on effect is expected with the National Rail warning of cancellations or delays until 10pm.
Services in Surrey have also been affected, including those departing from Guildford – as has Thameslink between St Albans and Sutton.
Around four ambulance vehicles, two fire engines and an air ambulance crew were sent to the scene today, as well as British Transport Police vehicles
A large number of emergency service vehicles were sent to the station (pictured) at around 3.48pm today. A man was pronounced dead at the scene. His death is not being treated as suspicious
A spokesman for the British Transport Police said: ‘BTP were called at 3.47pm today following a report of a casualty on the tracks at Wimbledon Station.
‘Officers attended alongside paramedics, however a person was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
‘The death is not being treated as suspicious.
‘Officers are now working to identify the person and inform their next of kin. A report will also be prepared for the coroner.’
Around four ambulance vehicles, two fire engines and an air ambulance crew were all sent to the scene, alongside British Transport Police vehicles.
Police (pictured) were sent to Wimbledon station this afternoon where a man was pronounced dead at the scene
A spokesman for London Ambulance Service said: ‘We dispatched a number of resources to the scene including an incident response officer, and an ambulance crew. We also dispatched London’s air ambulance.
‘Sadly, a man was pronounced dead at the scene.’
A spokesman for National Rail said: ‘The emergency services have dealt with an incident in the Wimbledon area.
‘Trains through the station are returning to normal, but may still be delayed by up to 60 minutes or cancelled.
‘Disruption is expected to continue until approximately 10pm.’
A spokesman for South Western Railway said: ‘Due to an incident between Clapham Junction and Surbiton shortly before 4pm this afternoon, there is currently a reduction in services on this line.
‘All power has been switched off while emergency services deal with this incident. As a result, trains are unable to stop at Wimbledon station in either direction.
‘Ticket acceptance has been agreed with London Underground, TfL buses, Southern, and Great Western Railway via any reasonable route.
‘We’re very sorry for the disruption to customer journeys this evening.’
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