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  •  Person under a train at Victoria London Underground station sparks travel chaos
  •  Passengers faced severe delays leading into rush hour after the incident at 3pm
  •  Trains are now stopping as normal says Transport for London

By Scott Campbell For Mailonline

Published: 10:50 EST, 17 February 2017 | Updated: 13:10 EST, 17 February 2017

Commuters faced travel chaos after a woman was hit by a train at London's Victoria Station.

She was 'removed from the tracks' by police and treated at the scene before being taken to hospital.

A second woman was treated for shock after witnessing the incident.

The Circle and District Lines were plagued with severe delays leading into rush hour at 3pm today as emergency services descended on the scene.

A British Transport Police spokesman told MailOnline: 'Officers were called to Victoria London Underground station following reports of a person struck by a train.

'The call came into police shortly after 3pm today.

'Officers attended alongside paramedics. A woman was removed from the tracks and taken to a place of safety. The incident is not being treated as suspicious.'

The incident at Victoria Tube station plunged some of the Underground network (pictured above) into chaos The incident at Victoria Tube station plunged some of the Underground network (pictured above) into chaos

The incident at Victoria Tube station plunged some of the Underground network (pictured above) into chaos

It is understood that the incident has now been resolved and services have returned to normal with trains stopping at the station.

A London Ambulance Service spokesman added: 'We were called at 3.05pm today to reports of an incident at Victoria Underground Station.

'We sent an ambulance crew, a paramedic on a motorcycle and an incident response officer to the scene.

'The first of our medics arrived at the scene in under five minutes.

'We treated a woman at the scene and took her to hospital.

'A second woman was treated at the scene but was not taken to hospital.'

A spokesman for Transport for London said: 'There was a person under a train at Victoria Station.

'Customers should check the TfL website for live up to date travel information.' 

An earlier update from TfL said: 'Severe delays between Tower Hill and Richmond / Ealing Broadway due to a customer incident at Victoria.

'Also, westbound trains are not calling at Victoria. Tickets are being accepted on local buses.'


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