Another person dies at Turnham Green station after being hit by train

Image above: Turnham Green station

Person pronounced dead at the scene

Another person has died at Turnham Green station after being hit by a train, the London Ambulance Service has confirmed.

Transport for London (TfL) reported a casualty on the tracks on Sunday (19 February) and LAS has now confirmed that despite sending a number of resources to the scene including an ambulance crew, a medic in a fast response car, an incident response officer and members of their hazardous area response team, as well as London’s Air Ambulance, a person was pronounced dead at the scene.

Image above: air ambulance taking off from Acton Green Common on Sunday

Third casualty in as many months

This is the third fatality at Turnham Green station in as many months.

Piccadilly Line trains only stop at Turnham Green Station until 6.50am Mondays to Saturdays, 7.45am on Sundays and after 10.30pm every day. The rest of the time they pass through the station at speed.

TfL did not offer a comment on the most recent casualty but confirmed to The Chiswick Calendar the three fatalities since December 2022 were all ‘deliberate non-suspicious acts’.

Commuters who use the station complain of overcrowding and that the platform next to the station’s stairs is too small, meaning passengers congregate at the top of the stairs creating a crush of people right next to the train. Critics say overcrowding would be dealt with were both platforms used and if Piccadilly Line services stopped at Turnham Green all the time.

When asked whether Piccadilly Line trains would stop or slow down at Turnham Green station in the future, a TfL spokesperson said:

‘We keep the network under regular review, but as far as I’m aware there are no plans for any changes in the Turnham Green area.’

TfL have said in the past they would nor introduce more stops at Turnham Green because it would reduce the regularity of the Piccadilly Line service to Heathrow.

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