Great Northern and Thameslink delays: Person ‘hit by a train’ on Welwyn Garden City line near Potters Bar

A person was sadly hit by a train this morning on the Great Northern line between London and Hertfordshire.

Great Northern confirmed the news on social media around 7am this morning saying that a person was hit by a train between Alexandra Palace and Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.

A number of trains were subsequently delayed and cancelled whilst emergency services dealt with the incident.

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Although some lines have reopened between Alexandra Palace and Welwyn Garden City, disruption is expected until 12pm this afternoon.

A spokesperson for the railway service said shortly after the incident: “It is with great sadness that we report a person has been hit by a train between Alexandra Palace and Potters Bar.

“All lines are blocked between these stations whilst the emergency services work to deal with this incident.”

A further statement from the service on their website read: “Lines have reopened between Alexandra Palace and Welwyn Garden City following the earlier incident where a person was hit by a train.

“Trains between London and Stevenage may be cancelled, revised or delayed by up to 45 minutes as services return to normal.

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“Disruption is expected until 12:00.

“All lines have now reopened. However, most of our trains and crews are no longer in the right places, which means it will take some time to get back to the timetable.

“It is still recommended that you travel later today. If you do travel now, you will need to use an alternative route or replacement bus, and your journey will take at least 1 hour longer than normal. Alternative routes may be extremely busy.

“If you’ve been affected by what has happened on the network today, there is always someone to talk to. You can contact the Samaritans on 116 123 from any phone for a confidential chat.”

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