Incident at Stansted Mountfitchet station now being treated as a near miss

PUBLISHED: 15:21 20 November 2018 | UPDATED: 15:40 20 November 2018

Greater Anglia has warned all lines are blocked and disruption is expected.

Greater Anglia has warned all lines are blocked and disruption is expected.

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Police were called to Stansted Mountfitchet station this afternoon following reports of a person being struck by a train.

Officers have now established that the incident on the tracks between Stansted Airport and Bishop’s Stortford this afternoon was a near miss.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “Paramedics and colleagues from Essex Police also attended, and thankfully it was established this incident was a near miss. The person is in a place of safety and enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances of what happened.”

An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, four Hazardous Area Response Team Vehicles and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance were called to the scene.

A spokesman for East of England Ambulance Service said: “Fortunately, after a thorough search of the area, involving British Transport Police and the air ambulance it was established that this was a near miss incident, and the person involved was later found in a place of safety.”

Greater Anglia has warned disruption is expected until 5pm.

A spokesman for Greater Anglia said: “Passengers are advised that Great Northern and London Underground are accepting tickets until further notice. We’d like to apologise to any customers affected by delays as a result and remind them that they can claim delay repay compensation for delays more than 30 minutes.”

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