Train collision through buffer at busy London station

A train crashed in a station buffer, injuring two people.

The incident involved London Overground services at Enfield Town Station in northern London during the rush hour on Tuesday morning.

Images posted on social media show that the train remained upright, but stopped just before it hit the station building off the railroad tracks.

According to the London Fire Brigade, about 50 people have been evacuated from the 8-car train by Transport for London (TfL) and station staff.

Train drivers are “being treated for shock,” Network Rail said.

A spokesman for the British Transport Police said the driver and another person were “checked by rescue workers on the scene.”

“As always, the driver is drinking and blowing negatively,” she added.

Rory O’Neill, general manager of TfL’s London Overground, described the incident as a “slow collision with the buffer.”

“There will be a complete investigation to prove how this happened,” he said.

A spokeswoman for London Emergency Services said: “There was a report that the train derailed at Enfield Town Railway Station in Enfield at 8:16 am this morning.

“We have sent a lot of resources to the scene: one ambulance crew, an emergency planner, a clinical team manager, two incident responders, a medic in the car, and a hazardous area response team. ..

“Two people were evaluated for minor injuries at the scene, but they were not taken to the hospital.”

Jim O’Neill, the stationmaster of the London Fire Brigade at the scene, said:

“Firefighters conducted a systematic survey of the train to make sure there were no more passengers.

“The crew will assist the station staff to keep the site safe and the restoration work will be carried out.”

Three fire trucks and two fire brigades were sent to the scene.

Workers at a nearby post office said they were “shocked” when they saw the train crash.

Gary Spencer told PA news agency that there are dozens of ambulances outside the station.

“”[There was] Shock at first, but more importantly [I was hoping] There were no casualties, “he said.

“I didn’t know the train wouldn’t stop at the end of the line … I’m sure the train would have damaged the building if the metal steel wasn’t behind the buffer.

“The situation seemed to be very controlled.”

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) said, “We are aware of the incident at Enfield Town Railway Station and have two people to assist in emergency services and to establish the complete situation surrounding this incident. We are dispatching an ORR safety inspector. “

TfL, which manages the London Overground Network, said the service from Edmonton Green to Enfield Town was suspended “while dealing with a business accident in Enfield Town.”

Neil Lancefield