Clapham Junction incident: Person killed by train with massive delays to services while emergency crews rush to scene | The Sun

COMMUTERS were trapped at London Waterloo this afternoon after a person was killed by a train.

Cops and paramedics were called to a stretch of the track near Clapham Junction following the tragedy.

Dozens of trains have been cancelled or heavily delayed, while some travellers were caught in stationary carriages on the tracks.

A police helicopter was spotted circling above the Clapham Junction, which is one of the busiest stations in Europe.

Around 100 and 180 trains use the hub every hour between 5am and midnight.

A spokesperson from British Transport Police said: "Officers were called to the line in Wandsworth at 2.36pm following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

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"Paramedics also attended.

"However, sadly a person has been pronounced dead at the scene.

"The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner."

South Western Railway cancelled many of its services after the horror.

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A spokesman for the company said it had "received reports that a person has been struck by a train between Wimbledon and Clapham Junction".

"Our response teams are working with the emergency services to assist with the incident," they added.

"In order to allow emergency services access to the railway all power to the track will need to be switched off in the affected area."

All lines have now reopened.

However, disruption is still expected until 9pm.

Passengers should brace for train services to be "cancelled, delayed or revised", the rail company has warned.

Thousands of services will also shut down again on Thursday after peace talks between strikers and the Government collapsed this afternoon.

Hard-line union chiefs announced this afternoon that services will halt once again tomorrow – and accused Transport Secretary Grant Shapps of “wrecking” negotiations.

Much of the country was paralysed by walk-outs yesterday.

Places including Devon, Cornwall, Wales and Scotland were almost completely cut off.


The action saw stations deserted as millions worked from home to beat the transport chaos.

Thousands of signal workers, cleaners and maintenance staff from the RMT union have walked out in an increasingly bitter dispute over pay and modernisation.

The hospitality sector fears total losses of £1billion over the week — while the railways will suffer £150million losses too.

And it's only set to get worse, as teachers could be next to join the summer strikes misery.

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