Rail chaos after person hit by train

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RAIL services were disrupted after a person was hit by a train.

The victim, who has not yet been named, was hit by the 9.53am rail service from London Waterloo to Alton at Wimbledon at about 10.15am today.

A South West Trains spokesman said: ‘No trains were able to call at Wimbledon for a time following the incident.

‘The incident has also caused knock-on disruption to services in and out of London Waterloo during the day.’

Some journeys were delayed by up to 40 minutes and some service alterations - including suspensions – are in place for the peak evening travel period.

Trains between London Waterloo and Dorking are currently suspended in both directions.

‘Passengers are advised to use Southern services from Victoria or Clapham Junction.’

All other routes are expected to operate with delays, however some services will be cancelled from London Waterloo.

South West Trains customers may use Southern, First Great Western, London Underground and London Buses on all reasonable routes.

The spokesman added: ‘We would like to apologise to our customers for the disruption to their services as a result of this incident and we are working hard to restore normal services as quickly as possible.

‘Customers are advised to check in advance of travel whether their journey is affected.’