A schoolgirl is in a serious condition in hospital after being hit by a train in Catford Bridge Station this morning (May 23).
Firefighters rescued the girl who became trapped under the train just before 8am this morning as horrified commuters waited for rush hour trains.
The 16-year-old was treated at the scene for injuries to her head and neck before being rushed to hospital.
A spokesman for the British Transport Police said: “We were called to Catford Bridge railway station after receiving reports at 7.53am on Monday May 23 of a person struck by a train.
“BTP officers and colleagues from London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade attended the scene where a 16-year-old girl was treated for injuries to her head and leg.
“She has since been taken to a hospital where she currently remains in a serious condition.
“The incident is not being treated as suspicious.”
The incident sparked major delays during this morning’s rush hour.
Rail operator Southeastern apologised for the disruption and said on Twitter: “Apologies, because of a person being hit by a train at Catford Bridge we are currently unable to run services to/from Hayes.”