Forest Gate stabbing causes travel chaos

PUBLISHED: 10:04 29 November 2018 | UPDATED: 10:04 29 November 2018

A man who jumped onto the tracks after a fight in Forest Lane last night caused travel chaos. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

A man who jumped onto the tracks after a fight in Forest Lane last night caused travel chaos. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS


A fight that spilled onto railway tracks sparked fury among commuters faced with travel chaos last night.

Police were called to a brawl in Forest Lane, Forest Gate, at about 10.30pm.

A 25-year-old man jumped onto the tracks between Maryland and Forest Gate stations after getting stabbed in the hand causing misery for travellers as C2C and TfL diverted services.

TfL tweeted that there severe delays with no service between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield while emergency services dealt with the incident. The 308 bus was diverted from Romford Road via Woodgrange Road.

Angry commuters took to social media with one man tweeting: “It’s pretty mad here in Forest Gate”.

Another thundered: “Do you actually have any idea about which trains are running from which stations? Amateurs”.

While a third wrote: “Been trying to get home since 6pm... will I get compensation for the 5 hours I have waited?”.

There have been no arrests. Enquiries are ongoing.

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