No Southern or Thameslink trains between London and Sussex after ‘person hit by a train’

No Southern or Thameslink trains are running between London and Sussex after a person was hit by a train, Network Rail has said.

A spokesman for the firm said: “We’re sorry to say a person has been hit by a train between Croydon and Purley and we’ve had to close all lines through the area.

“This means no trains can run to/from London from Gatwick and Sussex, and we advise passengers to delay their journeys until at least after 11am.”

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Southern rail said the lines are blocked while the emergency services work to deal with the incident.

Rail services

A spokesman added: “We strongly advise to avoid travel if you can.”

Ticket acceptance is in place on the following routes:

South Western between Portsmouth/Southampton and London

London Trams between Wimbledon and East Croydon

London Underground via any reasonable route

London Buses via any reasonable route

London Overground via any reasonable route

Southeastern between Hastings and London

Metrobus between Haywards Heath and Redhill via any reasonable route

Brighton and Hove buses between Brighton and Preston Park