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Thousands delayed after woman hit by Tube train

PUBLISHED: 15:20 03 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:44 05 October 2010

TENS of thousands of commuters have been hit this-afternoon with the Central Line brought to a standstill on the London Underground after a woman was hit by a train at Bethnal Green. Severe delays were being experienced by services being suspended between Liverpool Street and Leytonstone following the incident at 1.30pm

TENS of thousands of commuters have been hit this-afternoon with the Central Line brought to a standstill on the London Underground after a woman was hit by a train at Bethnal Green.

Severe delays were being experienced because services had to be suspended between Liverpool Street and Leytonstone, following the incident at 1.30pm.

The London air ambulance helicopter landed nearby in Bethnal Green Gardens, but the woman was taken instead by road to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel.

British Transport Police and the London Fire Brigade were also at the incident.

The woman was struck by a westbound train at Bethnal Green, police have confirmed. But the incident is not being treated as suspicious.

Trains eventually resumed by tonight's home-going rush-hour.


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