Identity of train death unknown
Person struck by an express train
POLICE have still to formally identify the person who died at Hayes and Harlington station last week.
At about 1.40pm on Tuesday, October 7, the individual was struck by the Paddington to Penzance express train.
A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “Our officers attended, alongside colleagues from London Ambulance Service, and discovered a person had been struck and killed by a train.
“The death is not being treated as suspicious and we are now working to determine the identity of the deceased. A report will subsequently be prepared for the coroner.”
But by the time the Gazette went to press yesterday (Tuesday), the dead person’s identity – and even whether they were a man or a woman – had not been made public.
Network Rail confirmed the death occurred on the fast line, close to the spot where a line branches off to Heathrow Airport.
It said all services were back to normal by 3.20pm.
A spokesman for First Great Western, although unable to comment specifically about the driver of the train, said: “Clearly this is the worst thing that could happen to a driver.”
Four men died in as many months in 2012 at the station, prompting Hayes and Harlington Labour MP John McDonnell to call on police, First Great Western and Hillingdon Council to work together to try to prevent more fatalities.
If you know the identity of the person who died, please call the newsdesk on 01895 451 036.
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