TWO men have died after being hit by oncoming trains in two separate incidents at Ealing stations just three days apart
On Armistice Day, a swarm of police cars and ambulances surrounded West Ealing Railway station after a man died having fallen on to the tracks from the platform.
Neighbours report seeing an air ambulance circling in the sky above looking for a landing site at about 1pm. It eventually landed in the Waitrose car park close to the station.
A station ticket officer said a man had been talking on his mobile close to the edge of the platform before he fell.
He kept repeating: "It's such a tragic waste of life."
A British Transport Police spokesman said: "The incident was reported to police at 1.12pm and was attended by BTP, Metropolitan Police and paramedics from the London Ambulance Service and air ambulance. The incident is being treated as non-suspicious and on first accounts, it appears to be a tragic accident."
The train involved was the 12.57pm Paddington to Oxford service. The line was closed until 2.15pm when it was handed back to Network Rail.
Only three days earlier, on Sunday, November 8, a man was killed instantly after allegedly jumping off a station platform on to the tracks late at night.
The driver of the 10.37pm Paddington to Bristol service, which was approaching Ealing Broadway station, reported seeing a man run from the platform and into the path of the train.
British Transport Police were called to Ealing Broadway National Rail station at 10.48pm and the incident is not being treated as suspicious.
The line was closed for nearly an hour and was fully reopened after 98 minutes. The bodies of the two men are still awaiting formal identification and police are due to inform next of kin.
These latest incidents follow the death of Eva Sanders of Orchard Gate, Greenford, last month.
The 51-year-old teacher was hit by a First Great Western express service from Swansea to Paddington on Thursday, October 9 after apparently being seen stepping in front of the train.