London Cannon Street Underground Station Reopens After Two-Hour Closure Due to Emergency Incident

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London Cannon Street Underground Station Reopens After Two-Hour Closure Due to Emergency Incident

London Cannon Street underground station has reopened after being closed for two hours yesterday following an emergency services incident. Officers were called to the station at around 3:20 PM on June 20, responding to reports of a person under a train.

Emergency responders, including an ambulance crew, a paramedic in a fast response car, an incident response officer, and members of the hazardous area response team from the London Ambulance Service, attended the scene. A trauma team from London’s air ambulance, consisting of a doctor and a paramedic in a car, was also dispatched.

A man was found injured and taken to a major trauma centre, where his injuries were assessed as life-threatening.

Due to the incident, London Cannon Street was closed, and all train services were suspended as emergency personnel managed the situation. The closure affected several lines, including the Circle, District, Hammersmith, and City lines, causing severe delays. There were no services between Whitechapel and Embankment, Aldgate and Edgware Road, and Liverpool Street and Barking during the incident.

Transport for London (TfL) has since confirmed that all services have returned to normal and London Cannon Street has reopened.

A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: “Officers were called to Cannon Street underground station at around 3:20 PM on June 20 following reports of a casualty on the tracks. Paramedics also attended, and a person was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.”

A spokesperson for London Ambulance Service added: “We were called at 3:21 PM on June 20 to reports of a person under a train at Cannon Street Underground Station. We sent resources to the scene, including an ambulance crew, a paramedic in a fast-response car, an incident response officer, and members of our hazardous area response team (HART). We also dispatched a trauma team from London’s air ambulance, which consisted of a doctor and a paramedic in a car. We treated a man at the scene and took him to a major trauma centre.”

For those needing someone to talk to, Samaritans are available to contact any time, day or night, on 116 123.

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