Person hit by train at Shortlands station in south London – Evening Standard



A person has been hit by a train in south London, causing many lines to be blocked or delayed.

Shortlands Police have tweeted that Shortlands station, in Bromley,  was closed “due to an incident”, after it is reported a person jumped in front of a train on Sunday afternoon.

Thameslink have confirmed that a person was hit by a train between Bromley South and Peckham Rye and all lines to and from those stations are currently blocked.

The disruption, the train company added, is expected until 4pm.

The condition of the injured person has not been revealed at this stage, however the Standard have contacted British Transport Police (BTP) for further information.

The person’s gender and age also remains unclear.

One traveller wrote on social media that her “thoughts” were with the person.

She wrote: “Oh god just left Shortlands and stuck at Bromley because after we left a handful of people on the platform one of them has just jumped in front of a train. So sad, our thoughts are with them and their loved ones.”