No trains running between Brighton and London Victoria after person struck by train

No services are running from Brighton to London Victoria
No services are running from Brighton to London Victoria

Southern Rail said services between Brighton and London Victoria have been suspended after a person was struck by a train this morning (December 7).

Gatwick Express services will also be suspended.

The disruption to services is set to last until at least 2pm, the rail operator said.

A spokesperson for Southern Rail said: “Unfortunately a person has been hit by a train between London Victoria and East Croydon, and some lines are blocked as a result.

“Whilst the emergency services deal with this incident, power to the railway lines has been switched off on some lines.

“Services to and from London Victoria are heavily delayed, and two out of four lines are currently closed.”

It said no services will run between London Victoria and Brighton, and that Gatwick Express services will be suspended across the route.

Southern Rail added: “If you or someone close to you has been affected by this incident or other, there is always someone to talk to. Contact the Samaritans on 116 123 free at any time, on any phone.”

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