Man dies after being hit by train at Potters Bar station – with Great Northern line blocked between Stevenage and London King’s Cross

A man has been pronounced dead at the scene after being hit by a train at Potters Bar station.

A man has been pronounced dead at the scene after being hit by a train at Potters Bar station. - Credit: Archant

British Transport Police have confirmed that a man has died after being hit by a train at Potters Bar station this morning.

Police were called to the station at around 9.45am after receiving reports of a person being struck by a train.

Officers are at the scene with local ambulance services and a man has been pronounced dead.

British Transport Police are working to identify the man and inform his family.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.


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There are major delays to services, with no trains running between Stevenage and London King’s Cross via Hatfield.

Operator Govia Thameslink has said delays are expected into the afternoon, and that trains may be diverted via Hertford North.

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Update 11.10am: Lines have now reopened, but trains are not calling at Potters Bar. Disruption expected until at least 1.45pm.

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