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A person has been pronounced dead at Gloucester Road Tube Station after they were reportedly hit by a train.

Emergency services rushed to the scene in Gloucester Road, but sadly the person has been pronounced dead.

District and Circle Line Underground services are subject to severe delays as they deal with the incident, while Gloucester Road itself has been part closed.

There is slow traffic between A4 Cromwell Road/B325 Gloucester Road and Stanhope Gardens/Harrington Gardens due to the incident, to which British Transport Police were called at 7.52am.

Severe delays have also been reported on the District Line and the Circle Line. Service on the Circle Line has been completely suspended, while the District Line has been suspended between Earl's Court and South Kensington, with severe delays reported on the rest of the line.

A spokesman for Transport for London said at around 8.15am: "The road is closed due to an incident at Gloucester Road Underground station."

A picture taken in Gloucester Road shows a cordon in place as police officers and paramedics from London Ambulance Service remain at the scene.

We'll bring you the latest updates on this breaking news story as we get them.

Tube services returned to normal

What we know so far

A woman has died in Kensington after being struck by a District line Tube train.

Police were called at around 7.57am to reports of a person under a train at Gloucester Road station.

Sadly, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers are working to identify her.

Circle and District line services were suspended while emergency services remained at the scene.

For more on this morning’s incident at Gloucester Road station, click here.

Victim confirmed as a woman

A spokesman for British Transport Police has told getwestlondon the victim is a woman.

She was sadly pronounced dead at the scene after being “struck by a train” at Gloucester Road station.

Circle and District lines reopen

Circle and District line services are no longer suspended after the incident, but both lines are still experiencing severe delays as a result.

If you were planning on travelling on two Tube lines this morning, click here to find out alternative routes to take.

Gloucester Road, which was closed in both directions earlier, reopened at 9.45am.

Gloucester Road station reopens

Traffic flowing well

Traffic near Gloucester Road Station is now flowing well after emergency services rushed to the station this morning.

A person struck by a train sadly died shortly before 8am.

District Line services have resumed

District Line service has resumed after a person was struck by a train and died at Gloucester Road this morning.

Praise for the emergency service response

One commuter has praised the emergency services who were quick on the scene this morning. Ashley wrote on Twitter:

“The emergency services at #GloucesterRoad this morning were brilliant. 30 seconds after station’s evacuation and they were already on the scene. Extremely thankful!”

Fire engines are at the scene at Gloucester Road
Fire engines are at the scene at Gloucester Road (Image: @AshTreees)

London Ambulance Service statement

Paramedics were called at 7.52am to reports of a person under a train.

London Ambulance Service sent a number of resources to Gloucester Road station. A spokesman said:

“We were called at 7:52am this morning to Gloucester Road, SW7, to reports of a person under a train.


“We sent an incident response officer, two single responders in cars, and an ambulance crew. London’s Air Ambulance was also dispatched by road.


“Sadly a person was dead at the scene.”

Person struck by train pronounced dead

A person has died in Gloucester Road Underground station after being struck by a train. A spokesman for British Transport Police said:

“We were called at 7.52am today to Gloucester Road Underground station following reports that a person had been struck by a train.


“Officers attended alongside paramedics from the London Ambulance Services, sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene.


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


“This incident is not currently being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

For those just joining us

Commuters are facing “utter chaos” due to a police incident at Gloucester Road station.

The rush hour disruptions are due to a “person on the track” at Gloucester Road station.

There is no service on the District line between Earl’s Court and Embankment and there are severe delays on the rest of the line. All Circle line services have also been suspended.

Police and London Ambulance Service remain in Kensington’s Gloucester Road, which is closed in both directions.

Bus route affected

Gloucester Road remains closed in both directions, affecting traffic on the A4 Cromwell Road.
Bus route 49 is currently being diverted.

'Chaos' at South Kensington station

One social media user has described the “chaos” at South Kensington station this morning.

Robert Fleming posted on Twitter: “Utter chaos on #picadillyline (South Kensington) in west London due to #districtline shutdown.

“Avoid!! Massive overcrowding #LDN #london #westlondon

'Chaos' on the Picadilly line at South Kensington station
'Chaos' on the Picadilly line at South Kensington station (Image: Robert Fleming/@racfleming)

District and Circle line affected

On the District line, there is no service between Earl’s Court and Embankment with severe delays on the rest of the line due to “a person on the track incident”, according to TfL.

There is no service on the Circle line due to the person on the track on the District line.

Tickets will be accepted on the local buses for commuters using the District and Circle line.

Picture from the scene

A picture taken in Gloucester Road shows a police cordon in place near the station.

Transport for London confirmed there has been an “incident” at Gloucester Road station.

Gloucester Road is closed in both directions due to an 'incident'
Gloucester Road is closed in both directions due to an 'incident' (Image: TfL)

'Incident' at Gloucester Road station

Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of this breaking news story.

Gloucester Road has been closed in both directions due to “an incident” at Gloucester Road station in Kensington.

The road has been closed at the junction with A4 Cromwell Road, with traffic around the area affected.

Emergency services are at the scene and the road remains cordoned off at 8.45am.

We’ll be bringing you the latest updates as we get them.