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Home Safety Updated: Line reopens after train derails at Enfield Town

Updated: Line reopens after train derails at Enfield Town

The line is back open after a train derailed at Enfield Town on Tuesday morning (October 12). Two people treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Firefighters were called to Enfield Town Railway Station after the eight carriage passenger train derailed after hitting buffers at the station. 

Around 50 people were evacuated from the train before the Brigade arrived by Transport for London and station staff.

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Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia, said:  “Following the incident at Enfield Town yesterday Network Rail engineers, along with teams from Arriva Rail London and Alstom, have worked overnight to recover the affected train. This has been removed and repairs to the track at the station have been completed.

“The line reopened at around 8:30 this morning and a good service is now operating. We would like to thank all involved in responding to the incident yesterday and thank any passengers whose journeys were impacted for their patience while we completed these repairs.”

Speaking yesterday, Station Commander Jim O’Neill, who was at the scene, said: “The train had 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 assisted station staff to make the scene safe and a recovery operation will now be carried out.” 

London Fire Brigade Tweeted: “Firefighters have attended a derailed train at #Enfield Town station this morning. Crews carried out a systematic search of the train to ensure no one was trapped. Two people have been treated for minor injuries.”

Enfield Council said: “I’d like to thank the emergency services and TfL staff for their actions after a train derailed at Enfield Town Station earlier today. My thoughts are with everybody involved.”

The Office of Rail and Road and Rail Accident Investigation Branch were sending inspectors to the scene.

Photo credit: London Fire Brigade

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