Train delays this morning due to Radlett track trespasser

PUBLISHED: 11:18 20 October 2014 | UPDATED: 11:18 20 October 2014

A train goes past houses in Harpenden

A train goes past houses in Harpenden


Radlett commuters encountered train delays this morning after a woman reportedly threatened to harm herself on the line close to the station.

British Transport Police (BTP) officers were called to the trespassing incident at around 9am, with delays of up to 20 minutes affecting Thameslink trains travelling between St Albans and London St Pancras International.

Herts police, the East of England Ambulance service (EEAST) and the Herts fire and rescue service were also on the scene.

A spokesperson for BTP said: “The woman was removed from an embankment, detained under the Mental Health Act and taken to hospital for assessment.”

He added that lines were handed back to Network Rail just after 10am.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Herts Advertiser. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Herts Advertiser