Rail delays after person hit by train on London line

Trains to London were delayed after a tragedy on the line.

Trains to London were delayed after a tragedy on the line. - Credit: Archant

Services have been suspended from East Anglia into London after someone was hit by a train and sadly died.

Several services from Ipswich, Colchester and Chelmsford will all be affected after a person was hit by a Transport For London train between Goodmayes and Ilford.

British Transport Police attended the scene at Seven Kings just before 10.30am today with help from an air ambulance.

A spokesman said: “Officers were called to Seven Kings station at 10.29am this morning (02/01) after reports of a person being struck a train.

“Colleagues from the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service also attended, however a person was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

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“Officers are working to identify the person and inform their family.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner. “

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All lines were blocked between Goodmayes and Ilford following the accident.

They have since been re-opened and train lines will shortly be able to leave London back through Ilford.

However services still may be delayed, suspended or even cancelled up until 2pm today.

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