Man dies after being hit by train at Swanscombe station

The man came off the end of the platform into the path of a London-bound train travelling on the left hand stretch of track.

Two Network Rail emergency response vehicles in All Saints Close near the scene.

Kent Air Ambulance landed nearby (photo by @PaulLonge on Twitter).

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A MAN who was hit by a train at Swanscombe train station this afternoon was pronounced dead at the scene.

A British Transport Police spokesman said the death is not being treated as suspicious after the man, said to be quite young, came off the platform into the path of a London-bound train.

Police and BTP officers were called to the scene at 2.54pm and medics from South East Coast Ambulance Service and a Network Rail emergency response team attended. 

Where Swanscombe High Street crosses the railway track was cordoned off and traffic diverted for around an hour-and-a-half while teams worked to remove the body before it was taken to Darent Valley hospital.

A BTP spokesman said: “Enquiries are ongoing to establish the man’s identity and inform his family.

“A file will be prepared for the Coroner.”

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4:32pm Fri 10 Jan 14

blogger85 says...

"London Underground are accepting tickets for reasonable routes." How will the tube help any one get home to Dartford....!?
"London Underground are accepting tickets for reasonable routes." How will the tube help any one get home to Dartford....!? blogger85
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