Two people are injured after train crashes through buffers in London

Two people are injured as London Overground train crashes through barriers at rush hour in Enfield

  • Two people have been injured after a train crashed at Enfield Town Station
  • London Overground train derailed at Enfield Town Station during rush hour
  • Services have been suspended between Enfield Town and Edmonton Green

Two people have been injured after a passenger train crashed through the buffers in north London during rush hour today. 

An eight-carriage London Overground train derailed at Enfield Town Station in the north of the capital at around 8.15am.

Emergency services evacuated around 50 people and said two people were injured but not taken to hospital. Images posted online show the train was upright but came off the tracks and stopped short of hitting a building.  

London Overground services have been suspended between Enfield Town and Edmonton Green until 3pm as a result of the crash. Fire crews and ambulances are understood to be in attendance. 

A London Fire Brigade spokesman said: ‘Firefighters have been called to a derailed train at Enfield Town Railway Station this morning.

An eight-carriage Overground passenger train derailed at Enfield Town Station in the north of the capital at around 8.15am 

Fire crews and ambulances are understood to be in attendance

Emergency services said two people have been injured but not taken to hospital

Station Commander Jim O’Neill, who is at the scene, said: ‘The train has hit the buffers at the station, which is at the end of the line, and gone up over the top of them’

‘An eight carriage passenger train derailed after hitting buffers at the station.

‘Around 50 people were evacuated from the train before the Brigade arrived by TfL and station staff. Two people have been treated at the scene for minor injuries by London Ambulance Service crews.

‘The Brigade was called at 0827 and is still at the scene. Three fire engines and two fire rescue units are in attendance.

Station Commander Jim O’Neill, who is at the scene, said: ‘The train has hit the buffers at the station, which is at the end of the line, and gone up over the top of them.

‘Firefighters carried out a systematic search of the train to ensure there were no further people on board.

‘Crews are now assisting station staff to make the scene safe and a recovery operation will then be carried out.’

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: ‘We were called at 8:16am this morning (12 October) to reports of a train derailed at Enfield Town railway station, Enfield’

Images posted online show the train remained upright but came off the tracks and stopped short of hitting a building

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: ‘We were called at 8:16am this morning (12 October) to reports of a train derailed at Enfield Town railway station, Enfield.

‘We sent a number of resources to the scene: one ambulance crew, an emergency planning officer, a clinical team manager, two incident response officers, medics in cars, and our hazardous area response team.

‘Two people were assessed at the scene for minor injuries, but they were not taken to hospital.’ 

Rail regulator the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) said: ‘We’re aware of an incident at Enfield Town railway station and we are sending two ORR safety inspectors to assist emergency services and help establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident.’

Transport for London, which controls the London Overground network, said services were suspended from Edmonton Green to Enfield Town ‘while we deal with an operating incident at Enfield Town’.

MailOnline has contacted the British Transport Police for further information. 

Gary Spencer posted an image on Twitter, writing: ‘Train crashes through buffers at Enfield Town Station.’

Robert Likovszki also posted a pic from above, showing the train wedged at an angle, adding: ‘Enfield Town Station right now. I hope everyone is ok.’

Another added: ‘Thanks to the emergency services currently responding to the incident at #Enfield Town Station.’ 

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