Railway worker killed by train at Surbiton Station

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A railway worker who was working on track was struck and killed by a train early on Tuesday morning close to Surbiton Station on the South Western Railway.

The paramedics and police were called at around 11.40, but despite treatment the 30-year-old man from Hampshire was pronounced dead at the scene.

There were two other men working near the incedent they were not injured a South Western Railway spokesperson said the train involved was the 11.06 service from London Waterloo to Hampton Court no s normal service.

They commented saying that: “We are very sorry to report that a person was struck by a train between Surbiton and Weybridge this morning.”

British Transport Police added saying that: “Officers are now working closely with colleagues at the Office of Rail and Road and the Rail Accident Investigation Branch to establish the full circumstances behind the man’s death.”

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Langley said: “This is a tragic incident which has resulted in the very sad death of a railway worker. Our deepest condolences are with the man’s family who are being supported by specially trained officers.”

TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes, said: “It would be wrong to speculate at this time about what has gone wrong, but a full and thorough investigation must take place, so lessons can be learned.

“Our union has been warning Network Rail about the alarming number of near misses and fatalities we have seen over the past year.”