Person hit by train at Putney and Wimbledon fire cause travel chaos on South West Trains network (From Richmond and Twickenham Times)
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Fire at Wimbledon and person hit by train at Putney cause long train delays from Waterloo through Shepperton, Dorking, and Hampton Court
A man has died after being hit by a train at Putney this morning.
The incident happened at about 7.45am at Putney station and the death was confirmed by a London Ambulance spokeswoman at 9.20am.
The spokeswoman said paramedics were still at the station, having been called to reports of a person under a train just after 7.45am.
The incident affected trains between Twickenham and Waterloo, causing delays of up to an hour.
Trains from Waterloo to Dorking, Shepperton, and Hampton Court are affected by the fire, with Wimbledon services diverted through Richmond.
Waterloo to Dorking services departing at 24 and 54 minutes past the hour were cancelled. Long-distance trains were also affected.
London Underground, London buses and First Great Western are accepting South West Trains passengers on reasonable routes.
A British Transport Police (BTP) spokeswoman said: “BTP officers were called to the line close to Putney rail station on Friday, 31 January after a report that a man had been struck by a train.
“Officers from BTP attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 7.46am.
“Medics from the London Ambulance Service also attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
“The incident is currently being treated as non-suspicious and a file will be prepared for the Coroner.
“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the identity of the man and inform his family.”
The line was handed back to Network Rail at 9.13am.
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