Trains at Euston Station have been delayed or cancelled after a 14-year-old boy was injured when he ‘fell from a bridge’ near Wembley Central station, police have confirmed.
Hundreds of commuters were stranded at the London station on Friday after reports of a ‘trespasser and a casualty’ on the tracks.
Photographs posted to Twitter show huge crowds of travellers spilling onto the surrounding streets amid delays on all lines, which were expected to last until ‘the end of service’.
Metropolitan Police were called to Wembley Railway Station at around 4:25pm after reports of a teenager injured after ‘a fall from a bridge’.
British Transport Police and an air ambulance were called to the scene, and the BTP later confirmed the 14-year-old had been ‘taken to a place of safety’.
Photographs posted to Twitter show huge crowds of travellers spilling out of the station and onto the surrounding London streets amid the delays
All lines are currently blocked between London Euston and Watford Junction (Pictured: commuters at Euston station)
All lines are currently blocked between London Euston and Watford Junction.
London Overground trains are also not running between London Euston and Kilburn High Road and trains will not stop at Wembley Central.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: ‘Police were called to Wembley Railway Station at 16.24hrs on Friday, 25 October, to reports of a boy injured after a fall from a bridge.
‘Officers attended along with the London Fire Brigade and British Transport Police. A boy believed to be 14 years old was found injured. An air ambulance has also been called to the scene.
‘Police are liaising with Network Rail and train operators to make the scene safe. The incident has been handed over to British Transport Police.’
British Transport Police confirmed ‘specialist BTP officers’ had responded to reports of a ‘trespass and a casualty’ near to Wembley Central station at around 4:25pm on Friday.
A statement said: ‘BTP officers were called to Wembley, London, on Friday, 25 October, following a report of a concern for welfare for a male close to Wembley Central station. The incident was reported to police at 16:25pm.
‘BTP officers attended the scene alongside the London Ambulance Service and the man has been taken to a place of safety.’
London Euston tweeted: ‘Disruption alert. We are really sorry about delays this evening caused by trespassers.
Pictured: Hundreds of commuters gather underneath empty departures boards at Euston
A spokesperson for Network Rail said delays were due to trespassers on the West Coast Main Line and disruption should be expected until 7pm
Virgin Trains also took to Twitter to confirm the severe delays on Friday afternoon
‘Please follow your train operator for train service information or @nationalrailenq.
‘We will at busy times and need to close the station for short periods of time for congestion controls’.
Network Rail said delays were due to a trespasser on the West Coast Main Line and disruption should be expected until ‘the end of service’.
On Twitter, it said: ‘We are sorry for delays this evening. Emergency services are dealing with the situation to care for an injured person.
‘Please follow at @networkrailenq or your operator for more information. We will restore power to trains soon. Please remain on board trains to stay safe.’
British Transport Police confirmed ‘specialist BTP officers’ had responded to reports of a ‘trespass and a casualty’ near to Wembley Central station at around 4:25pm on Friday
Passengers shared images of the inside of stopped trains, with Emma Dun describing how the train crew had given out ’emergency light sticks’ after the power was turned off
Dozens of commuters have taken to Twitter this afternoon to post photographs of the chaotic scenes at Euston station.
One user shared a photograph of commuters standing beneath an empty departures board, while others shared images of crowds spilling out onto the street around the London station.
Barriers were placed at the entrance to Euston as staff suggested alternate routes for passengers waiting outside in rush hour.
Others shared images of the inside of stopped trains, with Emma Dun describing how the train crew had given out ’emergency light sticks’ after the power was turned off to ensure staff would be able to restart the engine.
She said: ‘I’ve been stuck on an airless, humid train just north of #Euston for well over an hour. They’ve now had to turn the emergency power off to ensure enough electricity to restart the engines when the time comes.
‘Crew now giving out emergency light sticks. This is ridiculous.’
The incident is affecting London Northwestern Railway to and from London Euston, London Overground trains between London Euston and Watford Junction, Southern trains between East Croydon / Clapham Junction and Milton Keynes Central and Virgin Trains to and from London Euston.
The London Underground Bakerloo line is also suspended between Queens Park and Harrow and Weadlstone until further notice.