Wimbledon Travel Chaos After Man Hit By Train

Man dies during rush hour incident

Trains through Wimbledon will be affected by delays until at least 3.30pm today (July 21) after a man died when he was hit by a train during the morning rush hour.

There was travel chaos following the incident close to Raynes Park station just after 6.40am.

Raynes Park and Surbiton stations were shut for a while, and there were delays of around an hour across the South West Trains network.

South West Trains said in a statement: "A person has been hit by a train between Raynes Park and Clapham Junction causing delays of up to 60 minutes to trains to and from London Waterloo via Wimbledon. There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 2.30pm.

"Some services between Exeter St Davids / Salisbury / Weymouth / Poole and London Waterloo will start/terminate at Basingstoke. Passengers travelling from London Waterloo should travel on the first available Basingstoke service, where they will be able to connect with a train to complete their journey."

A British Transport Police spokesman said: "Our officers were called to Raynes Park railway station on Tuesday, 21 July, to reports of a person struck by a train. The call came into police at 6.42am.

"Officers from BTP and colleagues from Metropolitan Police Service attended the scene alongside paramedics from the London Ambulance Service, but a man was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Officers will now try to establish the man's identity and prepare a file for the coroner.The incident in not currently being treated as suspicious."

July 21, 2015

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Picture at Raynes Park taken by @PilotBoyGD