UPDATE: Severe delays across SE London and north Kent after person hit by train at Denmark Hill

A person has been hit by a train at Denmark Hill, causing severe train delays

A person has been hit by a train at Denmark Hill, causing severe train delays

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Train services across News Shopper's patch are experiencing severe delays after a person was hit by a train at Denmark Hill.

Services affected include those between Sevenoaks and Blackfriars, and between Datford and London Victoria.

All lines have now been reopened, but trains may still be delayed by up to half an hour or cancelled at short notice.

The issue has been compounded by signalling problems at London Cannon Street, meaning fewer trains are able to run on all lines from this station. 

Disruptions are expected to last into the evening.

Tickets are being accepted on First Capital Connect, London buses and London Underground services. 

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: "BTP officers were called to the line near to Denmark Hill London Overground station, on Thursday, June 12, following a report of a man’s body on the tracks.

"Officers from BTP and the Metropolitan Police Service attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 2.01pm and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

"Paramedics from the London Ambulance Service also attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Enquiries into the man’s identity and how he came to be on the tracks are ongoing.

"A file will be prepared for the coroner."

 

 

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3:42pm Thu 12 Jun 14

white rabbit9 says...

How can a person get hit by a train? Are the trains coming off there tracks and on purposefully going into people on the platforms? Thomas the tank engine gone evil?
How can a person get hit by a train? Are the trains coming off there tracks and on purposefully going into people on the platforms? Thomas the tank engine gone evil? white rabbit9
  • Score: -5

5:10pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Marty1979 says...

Read it properly - he was on the tracks (fell, jumped, pushed?)

He was then hit by a train and killed
Read it properly - he was on the tracks (fell, jumped, pushed?) He was then hit by a train and killed Marty1979
  • Score: 6

5:18pm Thu 12 Jun 14

white rabbit9 says...

The title implied the train killed him, which might be the what happened but a miss leading title.
The title implied the train killed him, which might be the what happened but a miss leading title. white rabbit9
  • Score: 0

9:57pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Gypo.Joe says...

white rabbit9 wrote:
The title implied the train killed him, which might be the what happened but a miss leading title.
Well it don't take too much to mislead you does it now.


PS, 'miss leading' .....

Run along now Billy Sollocks.
[quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: The title implied the train killed him, which might be the what happened but a miss leading title.[/p][/quote]Well it don't take too much to mislead you does it now. PS, 'miss leading' ..... Run along now Billy Sollocks. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -1

2:13pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Marty1979 says...

" person hit by train at Denmark Hill"

How is that misleading - anyone with an ounce of intelligence would know what it meant
" person hit by train at Denmark Hill" How is that misleading - anyone with an ounce of intelligence would know what it meant Marty1979
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