Ambulance and police car parked outside Mortlake train station with police officers visible

Person dies after train incident near Mortlake station

A person died yesterday (30th November) after being struck by a South Western Railway (SWR) train near Mortlake railway station, in south west London.

The tragic incident occurred between Mortlake and St. Margaret’s station just after 1pm yesterday.

The train was heading to Reading via Twickenham, after departing from Waterloo station at 12.50pm.

A spokesperson from the British Transport Police said: “Officers were called to Mortlake railway station at around 1.08pm to reports of a casualty on the track.

“Paramedics also attended, but sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene.”

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called yesterday at 1:12pm to reports of a casualty on the tracks of Mortlake station.”

The spokesperson also said that multiple resources were sent to the scene, including an ambulance crew, an incident response officer and London’s Air Ambulance was also dispatched.

Multiple police cars and response units were seen stationed outside Mortlake station.

Police cars parked outside Mortlake train station in south-west London
Police cars and ambulances rushed to the scene at Mortlake station

This incident is not being treated as suspicious by British Transport Police and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

London Ambulance Service said a woman onboard the train was assessed and discharged at the scene after passengers were told about the fatal incident.

Passengers were escorted off once the area was secured just after 2pm.

Passengers leave Mortlake station after being escorted off the train with an ambulance parked outside
Passengers outside Mortlake station after being escorted off the train

All routes between Clapham Junction and Twickenham were heavily impacted by this incident, with most services cancelled or severely delayed.

SWR said that disruption to services lasted until 9pm last night (30/11), after earlier estimates of 5pm and 6pm were pushed back.

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