Man killed at Potters Bar train station

PUBLISHED: 11:07 07 May 2013 | UPDATED: 11:07 07 May 2013

The scene of the tragedy

The scene of the tragedy


A MAN believed to be in his 20s was killed after he was struck by a train in Potters Bar.

The first reports of the collision came in at 00.24am on Sunday morning after the driver of the 23.15pm Cambridge to London King’s Cross train called it in.

All lines were closed after the First Capital Connect train – which was loaded with roughly 70 people – hit the man.

British Transport Police (BTP) , Herts Police and paramedics were called to the scene.

A BTP spokesman said: “BTP officers were called to Potters Bar rail station on Sunday, 5 May after a report that a man had been struck by a train.

“The incident was reported to BTP at 12.44am and was also attended by Hertfordshire Constabulary officers.

“Medics from the East of England Ambulance Service also attended but the man, believed to be in his 20s and from Potters Bar, was declared dead at the scene.

“The incident is currently being treated as non-suspicious and a file will be prepared for the Coroner.

“The man’s family have been informed.”

All lines were re-opened at 2.05am.

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