Man dies after being hit by train at East Croydon station

East Croydon stadion. Pic: Oxyman

A man has died after being struck by a train at East Croydon station on Monday evening.

Emergency services, including the British Transport Police, the Metropolitan Police and London Ambulance Service, were called to the incident at 18:20 pm, where he was pronounced dead at the scene. The man has not yet been identified and the cause of the accident remains unknown.

The train involved was the 17:57 pm travelling from London Bridge to Brighton. The line was subsequently closed until 19:27 pm.

This incident caused severe delays at the Croydon station, with Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express services all heavily affected.

A BTP spokesman said: “Officers were called to the East Croydon rail station following reports of a person being struck by a train. Officers from the British Transport Police and the MET responded to the incident that was reported at 18.20pm.

“Officers attended alongside London Ambulance paramedics, although sadly the person was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers are currently working to identify the person and inform his next of kin. A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Rail safety statistics published for 2016-17 found that there were 15 passenger fatalities in 2016-17, which was the highest number since 2010-11.


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