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Wimbledon station live: Updates as man confirmed dead after being hit by a train

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A man has died after being hit by a train at Wimbledon National Rail station.

South Western Railway said the incident was affecting trains between Clapham Junction and Surbiton.

Most lines have now reopened but trains will not call at Wimbledon “until further notice”.

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SWR stated on their website that they had received reports of a person “struck by a train” between Clapham Junction and Surbiton.

British Transport Police were called to the line near Wimbledon train station at 2.35pm to reports of a casualty on the tracks.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson confirmed that they sent two ambulance crews, a medic in a car and an incident response officer, as well as their hazardous area response team, but the man died at the scene.

Police, who are working to identify the deceased, are not treating the incident as suspicious and say a file will be prepared for the coroner.

The London Fire Brigade also attended.

South Western Railways stated on their website that in order to allow emergency services to access the railway, all power to the track had to be switched off in the affected area.

Disruption in the area is expected to last until the end of the day.

You may use your SWR ticket, at no extra cost to yourself, on:

  • London Underground services between Wimbledon and Central London in both directions
  • TfL Bus services between London Waterloo and Kingston/Hampton Court/Surbiton/Dorking in both directions
  • Great Western Railway services between London Paddington, Reading and Basingstoke
  • Southern Rail services via any reasonable route

For further information or onward travel advice please speak to a member of staff or use a station help point.

Follow our live updates for this ongoing incident below.

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