South West Trains delays: Stations closed after man hit by train near Raynes Park

Thousands of commuters have been affected but tickets are being accepted on other services

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Thousands of London commuters face major delays after a person was hit by a train between Raynes Park and Clapham Junction.

The incident has caused widespread delays along South West Trains routes coming into London Waterloo with services from Guildford, Shepperton, Chessington South, Hampton Court, Dorking and Kingston affected.

British Transport Police confirmed to The Independent officers were called to the scene at 6.42am after it is believed a man was struck by the train.

South West Trains tweeted that there were “severe delays” following the incident, although details remain scarce.

Raynes Park station is closed, as is Surbiton following massive overcrowding. Kingston station is also severely “overcrowded” according to South West Trains.

The company promised customers that first class had been “declassified” and that tickets were being accepted by Transport for London buses, London Underground services, Southern Rail, First Great Western and Cross Country.

Images on social media showed huge queues at outlying stations as travellers scrambled to find alternative routes into the capital.

A statement from BTP said: "Officers from BTP and colleagues from Metropolitan Police Service attended the scene alongside paramedics from the London Ambulance Service, but a man was pronounced dead at the scene."

It added that the incident was not being treated as suspicious.