South West Trains services in west London are affected after a man was hit by a train and died at North Sheen railway station on Thursday afternoon (March 24).
All lines were closed in the Feltham and Twickenham area following the incident and delays are likely to remain for a number of hours.
Lines reopen but travel disruption expected to continue until 7pm
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As we reported, a man sadly died after being hit by a train at North Sheen station this afternoon. Our thoughts are with his family.
Train lines have now reopened but South West Trains says it expects disruption to continue until 7pm.
Passengers have been warned to expect delays of up to 30 minutes and changes to services between Clapham Junction and Feltham/Strawberry Hill.
Hounslow and Kingston ‘loop’ services will not call at North Sheen.
Passengers can use District line trains, London buses and London Overground services, via any reasonable route.
Those travelling to or from North Sheen can take the 337 bus betwen Mortlake, North Sheen and Richmond.
For further travel updates you can follow @SW_Trains on Twitter.
Latest travel information from South West Trains
South West Trains has issued the following information for passengers affected by the ongoing travel disruption
- Journeys will be extended by up to 30 minutes
- Mortlake, North Sheen, Richmond and St Margarets will not be served
- Where possible, services will divert via Hounslow
- Services between London Waterloo and Reading will divert via Hounslow running non-stop between Feltham and Clapham Junction
- Services between London Waterloo and Windsor will divert via Hounslow calling additionally at Hounslow
- London Waterloo Kingston loop services will divert calling additionally at Hounslow and Brentford
- London Waterloo Hounslow services will be suspended
It says tickets will be accepted on the District line, London buses, via any reasonable route, and London Overground, via any reasonable route
- London Underground District line.
- London Buses via any reasonable route.
- London Overground via any reasonable route.
Police not treating incident as suspicious
Here are the details we have so far on the incident. Our thoughts are with the man’s family.
Man dies after being hit by train
A man has died after being hit by a train at North Sheen station, police have confirmed.
A British Transport Police spokesman said: “We were called to North Sheen station at 2.51pm on Thursday, 24 March following a report of a person hit by a train.
“Officers from BTP and Metropolitan Police attended the incident, and a man has been pronounced dead at the scene.
“We are now working to identify the man and inform his family.
“The incident is not currently being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”
Person hit by a train at North Sheen station
London Ambulance Service says it was called at 2.57pm to Manor Road, North Sheen, to reports of a person having been hit by a train.
It sent two ambulance crews, an incident response officer and its hazardous response team. London’s Air Ambulance is also attending.
There is no information at this stage regarding the condition of the person who was hit.
Police and fire brigade at scene in North Sheen
It’s understood the incident is at North Sheen station. This tweet shows police and fire engines at the scene
— Sarah Nelson (@SarahNelson100) March 24, 2016
Train tickets being accepted on District line and buses
South West Trains says its tickets are being accepted on the District line and on local buses between Feltham and Barnes
Disruption expected until 6pm as emergency services deal with incident
Emergency services are dealing with an incident between Barnes and Feltham, South West Trains has said.
Passengers have been warned to expect disruption to trains between these stations until 6pm.
SWT says services will divert via Honslow where possible.
We are awaiting information about the nature of the incident.