A 37-year-old local man has been killed at Southall Station after being hit by a train.

The fatality has caused concern in the community with a councillor saying that incidents of this nature happen far too frequently at the station.

The West London train network was thrown into chaos just before rush hour yesterday after the tragedy caused delays and cancellations.

It is thought that the man died at the First Great Western managed Southall Station after being hit by a train at around 3pm.

First Great Western, South West Trains, the Heathrow Express and the A3005 South Road in Southall were all disrupted after the incident.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “Our officers are investigating an incident near Southall station yesterday afternoon, Tuesday, June, 30 where a man was hit by a train.

"We were called to the station at 2.45pm, along with London Ambulance Service. A 37-year-old local man was pronounced dead at the scene. His death is not being treated as suspicious.”

 
            

It is thought a man was hit by a Heathrow Express train although this has not be confirmed.

Councillor Kamaljit Dhindsa said: "Tragically a lot of incidents like this happen with far too much regularity at Southall Station. When something like this happens you always feel like more could have been done to stop it. This just happens far too frequently at this station and I will be paying a visit to the station manager myself to find out what measures they already have in place to prevent this from happening and whether more can be done to stop it in the future."

A spokesman from First Great Western said: "We work with Network Rail and the British Transport Police to minimise the risk of fatalities. We also run training courses for staff so that they can immediately recognise any potential risks at the stations."

Services in and out of Paddington were severely disrupted and the Heathrow Express was completely suspended from 3pm onwards as emergency services dealt with the fatality.

Train lines were reopened and train delays were reduced by 5:30pm. Heathrow Express trains were still experiencing delays of up to 10minutes at 6:30pm.

If you've been affected by what happened at Southall, or are worried and would like a confidential chat, call Samaritans: 08457 909090.