Police confirm rail fatality at Potters Bar Station

Potters Bar station, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar. Picture: DANNY LOO

Potters Bar station, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

British Transport Police have confirmed that a person was killed yesterday evening after being struck by a train at Potters Bar Station.

A spokesperson said: “Shortly before 5.50pm yesterday officers were called to Potters Bar station after reports of a person being struck by a train.

“Paramedics also attended, however a man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“The man’s family has been informed.”

The incident is not currently being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

All lines were blocked between Alexandra Palace and Welwyn Garden City yesterday evening.

Potters Bar station was closed until around 9.20pm.

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The incident is the second fatality at Potters Bar station in a two-week period.

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