Station shut for nearly three hours during tragic Bank Holiday incident
A man has died after being hit by a tube train at South Wimbledon station.
The Northern Line station was closed for nearly three hours from 12.10pm on Easter Monday (April 5) as emergency workers dealt with the incident.
An alert was initially made to British Transport Police (BTP) and London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service staff were spotted at the station soon after. An air ambulance was also dispatched.
Despite the efforts of paramedics, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The station, at the junction of Morden and Kingston Roads was taped off and closed until just before 3pm.
Police confirmed the incident was not being treated as suspicious.
A BTP spokesperson said: "British Transport Police were called to South Wimbledon Underground station at 12.12 pm on Monday April 5 following reports of a casualty on the tracks.
"Paramedics also attended, however sadly a man was pronounced dead at the scene. This incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner."
April 12, 2021