Trains are disrupted this morning after a person was hit by a train at Surbiton station.

Surrey Comet:

Initial reports from the station suggested he fell from the Ewell Road bridge high above the railway line.

But one witness this morning said the death happened from platform 2 of the station.

She said she was standing on the opposite platform and heard a loud bang as a fast train came through.

She thought something had broken but realised it was an incident when a woman on platform 2 started screaming that someone had jumped.

The station was closed causing chaos for commuters.

A spokesman for the Met Police said a man had died and they were not treating his death as suspicious.

A photo taken by a reader shows the Ewell Road bridge over the rail line at Surbiton closed off.

Surrey Comet:

Surrey Comet:

These photos from Matt Copperwaite shows the train stopped below the Ewell Road bridge

South West Trains said it would not expect to run trains between Woking and London Waterloo until about 9.30am.

It said disruption was expected until 2pm.


Commuter Gemma Green said: "It's just awful. My thoughts are with the family of the person. They must have been in a terrible state."

Station staff confirmed there had been a fatality and said Surbiton station would be closed "for at least two more hours."

Many commuters were still trapped outside Surbiton at 9am.

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