Search

Fatality at Ilford station suspends train services through Newham

09:37 19 March 2014

Greater Anglia services between Liverpool Street and Gidea Park have been affected.

Greater Anglia services between Liverpool Street and Gidea Park have been affected.

Copyright:mattkealphotography

Services through Newham have reopened after a man in his 70s was hit by a train at Ilford

The metro service, which affects Stratford, Maryland, Manor Park and Forest Gate stations, has reopened after being suspended until 10am.

Both the fast and slow lines were suspended to allow emergency services to deal with the incident, which took place at around 9.20 this morning.

London Underground and local bus services are accepting tickets on any reasonable route, as are train operators c2c and First Capital Connect.

Trains are now running in both directions and are calling at Ilford but passengers should expect delays.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: “BTP officers were called to Ilford station on Wednesday, 19 March after a report that a person had been struck by a train.

“Officers from BTP and the Metropolitan Police Service attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 9.23am

“Medics from the London Ambulance Service also attended but the person was pronounced dead at the scene.”

“The incident is currently being treated as non-suspicious and a file will be prepared for the Coroner.

A spokesman for London Ambulance Service said they were called at 9.20am to a person under a train at Ilford station.

They sent a single responder in a car, an ambulance crew and duty officers but the man, from Ilford was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Recorder had originally been told by the London Ambulance Service that the person killed was a woman, but British Transport Police have since said this was not the case.

Latest News Stories

16:30
Reporter Mark Shales in Beijing

Reporter Mark Shales is in China on a tour of facilities operated by ABP, the company that are developing a business district in Newham’s Royal Albert Dock. Here he blogs for the first time about his experience overseas...

China
15:23
Police at the scene in Eversleigh road

Neighbours have expressed their “shock” and “sadness” following the death of a woman in East Ham.

London police
Salisbury summer school team (l-r) Mohammad Moulvi, Yvonne Ackuaku and Aneesa Raja

Summer holidays are upon us and school staff and students are looking forward to a well deserved break.

A model of the sculpture of theatre director Joan Littlewood outside Theatre Royal Stratford East.

A sculpture to honour legendary theatre director Joan Littlewood is to be unveiled in Stratford later this year.

Most read news

Competitions

Get your hands on some fresh trainers!

Need some new shoes to head to work or some new heels for a night on the cobbles? London24 has teamed up with online retailer Sole Trader to offer £100 worth of shoes to one lucky reader.

Read more
Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder