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Man dies on tracks at South London station


A man has died on train tracks at a South London station causing widespread disruption to services.

Officers from the British Transport Police rushed to the scene near Eltham shortly before 10pm on Wednesday (September 8).

Paramedics attended but sadly the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The incident is not being treated as suspicious.

Trains were suspended on the Bexleyheath line for around two hours due to the incident. Passengers were advised to find alternative methods of travel.

In an update, a spokesperson for train operator Southeastern said: “Whilst emergency services deal with an incident please allow extra time to reach your destination and check journey planners for latest information.”

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Buses were accepting passengers on all ‘reasonable routes’ free of charge.

The line reopened again shortly before midnight.

A spokesperson for BTP said: “‘Officers were called to the line near Eltham at 9.53pm yesterday (September 8) following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

“Paramedics also attended, and sadly a man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.’”

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