Travel chaos in Wimbledon after woman hit by train

British Transport Police are in attendance after a woman was hit by a train.

British Transport Police are in attendance after a woman was hit by a train.

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Commuters passing through Wimbledon Station can expect delays and cancellations until midday after a woman was hit by a train.

London Ambulance Service was called to the scene just before 9am, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

British Transport Police (BTP) and paramedics are currently in attendance after evacuating commuters from platform six.

A BTP spokesman said the incident is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

Officers have not yet identified the woman.

Metropolitan Police officers also attended, parking several cars outside the station and diverting traffic away from the busy road.

Melanie Nunzet, who came into Wimbledon by tram, said: "In front of the station there were about eight police cars and vans, blocking the traffic, making Monday morning driving in Wimbledon even worse than usual."

Danny Colligan tweeted: "Stuck on the train for 40 minutes so far due to a fatality at the Wimbledon station. If anyone is travelling this mornin keep this in mind."

South West Trains said they are now able to call at all platforms, but cancellations and delays of up to sixty minutes on some lines can be expected until midday.

TfL said there is now a good service on the District Line between Wimbledon and Earl's Court. 

Has your journey been affected? Contact reporter Louisa Clarence-Smith on 0208 722 6335, or e-mail louisa.clarence@london.newsquest.co.uk

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11:53am Mon 21 Jul 14

teresaspost69 says...

Absolutely horrible this morning. I arrived at Wimbledon about 20 minutes after the incident. Arriving on the tram platform we are greeted by Officers walking up and down the track with small plastic bags and long black rubber type gloves clearly picking up 'bits' off the track and placing in the bags, followed by two more officers walking down the platform towards the steps carrying what was clearly the body before leaving it on the platform and walking away. Absolutely horrible and I still feel sick with it and that's all I saw. Thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased.
Absolutely horrible this morning. I arrived at Wimbledon about 20 minutes after the incident. Arriving on the tram platform we are greeted by Officers walking up and down the track with small plastic bags and long black rubber type gloves clearly picking up 'bits' off the track and placing in the bags, followed by two more officers walking down the platform towards the steps carrying what was clearly the body before leaving it on the platform and walking away. Absolutely horrible and I still feel sick with it and that's all I saw. Thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased. teresaspost69
  • Score: 8

12:59pm Mon 21 Jul 14

JD1905 says...

How much did they spend on those barriers? Absolutely pointless that was. If people want to jump infront of a train, a small barrier is not going to stop them.
How much did they spend on those barriers? Absolutely pointless that was. If people want to jump infront of a train, a small barrier is not going to stop them. JD1905
  • Score: 6

2:31pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Earlsfield Resident says...

The railings are a deterrent but not if the sliding gates are left open all the time as they are at Earlsfield & Wimbledon stations. The trains go so fast now and the barriers at the ends of the platforms are not high enough.
The railings are a deterrent but not if the sliding gates are left open all the time as they are at Earlsfield & Wimbledon stations. The trains go so fast now and the barriers at the ends of the platforms are not high enough. Earlsfield Resident
  • Score: 3

7:25pm Mon 21 Jul 14

jack lowe says...

Absolutely horrendous, myself and a couple of friends had just gotten off the train at platform 5 and proceeded towards the platform exit. I noticed the fast train coming and suddenly the train horn goes and comes to a grinding to a grinding halt. I said to one of my friends "This isn't normal it shouldn't be stopping" after about a minute stewards have coma running down the stairs saying nobody is to be allowed onto the platforms. My friends and I moved onto platform 9 to get our next train to spot around 15 policeman inspecting the tracks and the announcement then saying that somebody had been hit. We were still able to board our train on time but others were delayed by 45 minutes plus.
Absolutely horrendous, myself and a couple of friends had just gotten off the train at platform 5 and proceeded towards the platform exit. I noticed the fast train coming and suddenly the train horn goes and comes to a grinding to a grinding halt. I said to one of my friends "This isn't normal it shouldn't be stopping" after about a minute stewards have coma running down the stairs saying nobody is to be allowed onto the platforms. My friends and I moved onto platform 9 to get our next train to spot around 15 policeman inspecting the tracks and the announcement then saying that somebody had been hit. We were still able to board our train on time but others were delayed by 45 minutes plus. jack lowe
  • Score: 5

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