The London Fire Brigade (LFB) and London Ambulance Service (LAS) were deployed to Enfield Town station in north London shortly after 8am, when a passenger train derailed after hitting a buffer stop at the end of the track. The LFB said around 50 passengers were on board and two people have been treated for “minor injuries” by medics.
Dramatic images show the train raised at an upright angle as the front-end balances precariously above the tracks.
The train drew to a halt inches before colliding with the glass window of the station ticket office.
Three fire engines and two fire rescue units were sent to the scene.
A LFB spokesman said: “Firefighters have been called to a derailed train at Enfield Town Railway Station this morning.
“An eight carriage passenger train derailed after hitting buffers at the station.
“Around 50 people were evacuated from the train before the Brigade arrived by TfL and station staff.
“Two people have been treated at the scene for minor injuries by London Ambulance Service crews.
“The Brigade was called at 0827 and is still at the scene. Three fire engines and two fire rescue units are in attendance.”
The driver of the train is “being treated for shock”, according to Network Rail.
Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia, said: “At approximately 8.20am a train hit the buffer stops at Enfield Town at slow speed.
“The driver is being treated for shock and there are reports of a few minor injuries.
“Emergency services including the British Transport Police are on site and an investigation is underway.”
Station Commander Jim O’Neill added a recovery operation has been launched.
He said: “The train has hit the buffers at the station, which is at the end of the line, and gone up over the top of them.
“Firefighters carried out a systematic search of the train to ensure there were no further people on board.
“Crews are now assisting station staff to make the scene safe and a recovery operation will then be carried out.”
The London Ambulance Service said one ambulance crew, an emergency planning officer, a clinical team manager, two incident response officers, medics in cars, and a hazardous area response team were deployed to the London station.
A spokeswoman confirmed the two injured passengers were assessed at the scene and were not taken to hospital.
Rail regulator, the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), said it has sent inspectors to “establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident”.
Services between Enfield Town and Edmonton Green have been suspended until at least 3pm.
Enfield Town station is the first stop on the busy commuter line to London Liverpool Street.
The railway line also stops at Seven Sisters for London Underground services, as well as Hackney Downs and Bethnal Green.