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Two people are injured after train crashes through buffers at rush hour in north London 

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Two people are injured after train crashes through buffers at rush hour in north London

  • Two people have been injured after a train crashed at Enfield Town Station
  • Overground train derailed at Enfield Town Station during rush hour
  • Services have been suspended between Enfield Town and Edmonton Green










Two people have been injured after a train crashed through the buffers in north London during rush hour today. 

An eight-carriage Overground passenger train derailed at Enfield Town Station in the north of the capital at around 8.15am.

Emergency services said two people have been injured but not taken to hospital. Images posted online show the train remained upright but came off the tracks and stopped short of hitting a building.  

Overground services have been suspended between Enfield Town and Edmonton Green as a result of the crash. Fire crews and ambulances are understood to be in attendance. 

A London Fire Brigade spokesman said: ‘Firefighters have been called to a derailed train at Enfield Town Railway Station this morning.

An eight-carriage Overground passenger train derailed at Enfield Town Station in the north of the capital at around 8.15am

An eight-carriage Overground passenger train derailed at Enfield Town Station in the north of the capital at around 8.15am 

Fire crews and ambulances are understood to be in attendance

Fire crews and ambulances are understood to be in attendance

Emergency services said two people have been injured but not taken to hospital

Emergency services said two people have been injured but not taken to hospital

Station Commander Jim O'Neill, who is at the scene, said: 'The train has hit the buffers at the station, which is at the end of the line, and gone up over the top of them'

Station Commander Jim O’Neill, who is at the scene, said: ‘The train has hit the buffers at the station, which is at the end of the line, and gone up over the top of them’

‘An eight carriage passenger train derailed after hitting buffers at the station.

‘Around 50 people were evacuated from the train before the Brigade arrived by TfL and station staff. Two people have been treated at the scene for minor injuries by London Ambulance Service crews.

‘The Brigade was called at 0827 and is still at the scene. Three fire engines and two fire rescue units are in attendance.

Station Commander Jim O’Neill, who is at the scene, said: ‘The train has hit the buffers at the station, which is at the end of the line, and gone up over the top of them.

‘Firefighters carried out a systematic search of the train to ensure there were no further people on board.

‘Crews are now assisting station staff to make the scene safe and a recovery operation will then be carried out.’

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: 'We were called at 8:16am this morning (12 October) to reports of a train derailed at Enfield Town railway station, Enfield'

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: ‘We were called at 8:16am this morning (12 October) to reports of a train derailed at Enfield Town railway station, Enfield’

Images posted online show the train remained upright but came off the tracks and stopped short of hitting a building

Images posted online show the train remained upright but came off the tracks and stopped short of hitting a building

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: ‘We were called at 8:16am this morning (12 October) to reports of a train derailed at Enfield Town railway station, Enfield.

‘We sent a number of resources to the scene: one ambulance crew, an emergency planning officer, a clinical team manager, two incident response officers, medics in cars, and our hazardous area response team.

‘Two people were assessed at the scene for minor injuries, but they were not taken to hospital.’ 

MailOnline has contacted the British Transport Police for further information. 

Gary Spencer posted an image on Twitter, writing: ‘Train crashes through buffers at Enfield Town Station.’

Robert Likovszki also posted a pic from above, showing the train wedged at an angle, adding: ‘Enfield Town Station right now. I hope everyone is ok.’

Another added: ‘Thanks to the emergency services currently responding to the incident at #Enfield Town Station.’ 

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