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Thousands hit in Tube chaos after woman is killed by train

PUBLISHED: 11:03 05 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:44 05 October 2010

TENS of thousands of London Underground commuters have been held up this-morning by the Central Line being suspended westbound right across London. Trains have been stopped following an incident at Liverpool Street station at 10.15am when a person was reported trapped under a carriage. There is no westbound service from Leytonstone in through the City and West End as far as Marble Arch

TENS of thousands of London Underground commuters have been held up this-morning after a woman passenger was killed by a train at Liverpool Street station on the Central Line at 10.15am.

All westbound trains have been stopped between Leytonstone in East London through the City and West End as far as Marble Arch.

Emergency police and fire crews are still at Liverpool Street. The incident is being treated as non-suspicious.

Trains were still running in the eastbound tunnel—but the westbound closure could eventually affect that as well, transport officials fear.

It is the second incident in three days on the Central, after a 55-year-old woman was trapped under a train at Bethnal Green at lunchtime on Monday, when the line was brought to a standstill for several hours.

The woman was later taken to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, after being struck by a westbound train.


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