St Albans’ Thameslink passengers warned of delays after death at West Hampstead station

Thameslink train (stock photo)

Thameslink train (stock photo) - Credit: Archant

Thameslink is not calling at West Hampstead station until further notice, after a person was struck by a train this afternoon (Tuesday).

With emergency services currently attending the incident, passengers travelling between Luton and London St Pancras International have been warned to expect disruption until 4pm today.

A spokeswoman for Govia Thameslink Railway said that the person was struck by a train at West Hampstead at 12.25pm. No trains are able to call at West Hampstead as a result, as the lines in both directions are currently blocked.

In a statement, a spokesman for British Transport Police (BTP) said: “We have been called to West Hampstead station after receiving reports a person was struck by a train.

“Police were alerted just before 12.30pm. BTP officers attended alongside London Ambulance Service, however a person has sadly been pronounced dead.

“We are now working to identify the person and inform their family. We are not treating the person’s death as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the Coroner.”

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Update (4.45pm): Trains have resumed stopping at West Hampstead station, but Thameslink is still reporting some changes to its Bedford to Brighton services, due to emergency services dealing with the earlier fatality, and a shortage of train drivers tonight.