A man has died after being struck by a DLR train at Elverson Road station. The train was travelling between Canary Wharf and Lewisham when the man was hit shortly before 10am on Monday (22 February) morning.
Services on the line ground to a halt as a result of the incident and there is currently no activity between Lewisham and Crossharbour. Emergency services including the Met Police, London Ambulance Service and the fire brigade were sent to the scene, but the man was pronounced dead shortly after they arrived.
A spokesman for the British Transport Police said the death is not being treated as suspicious. "We were called to Elverson Road Docklands Light Railway station at 9.50am on Monday 22 February following a report of a person being struck by a train," he said. "Officers are now working to identify him and inform his family. A file will be prepared for the coroner."
Last year there were deaths on the Northern and Victoria lines. One man was killed at Finsbury Park station in May by a southbound Victoria Line. The death was the second in eight days on the Underground network after a commuter was killed after being struck on the northbound line at Victoria station.
Earlier that year in March, Nick Mann, 35, was killed pulling his brother Robert, 32 to safety after he fell on to the Northern Line tracks at Old Street station.