Rail disruption after person hit by train

Braintree and Witham Times: Rail disruption after person hit by train Rail disruption after person hit by train

ALL rail lines in and out of London Liverpool Street are blocked after a person was hit by a train.

The incident happened shortly after 4pm this afternoon at Seven Kings Station.

Several rail services have been cancelled as a result, while travellers are being warned of further disruption including delays of up to 60 minutes.

Commuters have been urged to travel home early today ahead of weather warnings for strong winds due to strike Essex this evening.

 

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4:36pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Biggus Davus says...

Not again!
Not again! Biggus Davus
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9:12pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Taj says...

Condolences to the family if it was a fatality ,hope the driver and recovery team will not be badly traumatised.
Condolences to the family if it was a fatality ,hope the driver and recovery team will not be badly traumatised. Taj
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9:26am Mon 17 Feb 14

keith_l says...

Whilst the circumstances of the incident are unfortunate, the response of Network Rail and Greater Anglia was terrible. It is not an uncommon occurrence, and they should be better prepared.

A lot of people for the Chelmsford/Colcheste
r/Clacton/Ipswich line got out of Liverpool street on Southend bound trains which outnumbered mainline by about 2 to 1, and even had seats, whereas the mainline trains couldn't even get everyone on from the platforms. Those people then got off at Shenfield hoping to get an onward connection.

Once the mainline trains got to Shenfield they were still packed and hardly anyone could get on.

Why couldn't they take some of the trains that were unable to get into London, turn them round at Shenfield and take some of these people home?

To add insult to injury, after about four that I couldn't squeeze onto, one went through Shenfield at about walking pace with the destination board reading "Empty to Depot"!
Whilst the circumstances of the incident are unfortunate, the response of Network Rail and Greater Anglia was terrible. It is not an uncommon occurrence, and they should be better prepared. A lot of people for the Chelmsford/Colcheste r/Clacton/Ipswich line got out of Liverpool street on Southend bound trains which outnumbered mainline by about 2 to 1, and even had seats, whereas the mainline trains couldn't even get everyone on from the platforms. Those people then got off at Shenfield hoping to get an onward connection. Once the mainline trains got to Shenfield they were still packed and hardly anyone could get on. Why couldn't they take some of the trains that were unable to get into London, turn them round at Shenfield and take some of these people home? To add insult to injury, after about four that I couldn't squeeze onto, one went through Shenfield at about walking pace with the destination board reading "Empty to Depot"! keith_l
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