Person in hospital after being hit by train between Hertford and London

Great Northern services between Hertford and Alexandra Palace are suspended due to an emergency "incident"

Great Northern services between Hertford and Alexandra Palace are suspended due to an emergency "incident" - Credit: Great Northern

A person has been taken to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel after being hit by a train in Bayford, Hertfordshire.

Great Northern suspended its trains between Hertford North and Alexandra Palace at around 2.35pm today (Friday, April 22) as a result of the incident.

An ambulance, rapid response vehicle, senior paramedic, three Hazardous Area Response Team vehicles and the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance attended, along with the British Transport Police.

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called at 2.35pm today with reports that a person had suffered injuries on the railway line in Bayford.

"The patient was transported by land to the Royal London Hospital for treatment."

A police spokesperson said: "British Transport Police was called to Bayford station at 2.34pm today following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

"Paramedics also attended and a person has been taken to hospital for treatment.

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"The incident is not being treated as suspicious."

The line reopened at around 3.40pm.

During the incident, Great Northern urged passengers not to travel on trains between Stevenage and Gordon Hill.

Passengers faced delays of up to 60 minutes, the company said.

A Great Northern spokesperson said at the time: "The emergency services are currently attending to an incident between Hertford North and Alexandra Palace.

"Please consider delaying travel between Gordon Hill and Hertford North this afternoon."

Rail replacement buses are due to arrive at Stevenage at 4pm, the company said.

If you are affected by this incident and would like mental health help and support, you can call the NHS on 111 and press option 2 for the 24/7 first response service. Alternatively, contact a Samaritan on 116 123 or via email at jo@samaritans.org.

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