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Rush Hour Trains Disruptions As Man Falls On Line At Guildford

Published on: 26 Jul, 2013
Updated on: 26 Jul, 2013

Rail passengers faced disruptions yesterday evening (Thursday, July 26) after a man, aged about 30, had fallen on to the line at Guildford station, after suffering a fit.

P1060071A spokeswoman for British Transport Police (BTP) said this morning: “BTP officers were called to Guidford station following a report that a man had been taken ill and fallen on the tracks.

“Officers and medics from the South Coast Ambulance service attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 5.35pm.

“The man, in his twenties,was taken to the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford.”

David Bird from Guildford was on a train returning home from London. He said:  “The 5.15pm from Waterloo was stuck between Woking and Worplesdon. It eventually reversed back to Woking. This and other trains were then terminated Woking.

“It was absolute chaos at Woking station as the power had been switched and therefore there were no trains running through Guildford at all.

“For me and many others we had a two and-a-half or three-hour journey home.”

A spokeswoman for South West Trains Network Rail Alliance said: “Trains travelling through Guildford were delayed last night (Thursday, July 25) following an incident in which a person was taken ill at the station. Our immediate thoughts are for the welfare of the person involved.

“The reopened a short time later at about 6.15pm. Some services were delayed for up to 30 minutes. A full service resumed by 9pm. We apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused.”

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