Passenger hospitalised after falling onto tracks at Eastbourne station

Emergency services were called and trains were at a standstill after a man fell from the platform from Eastbourne station onto the tracks last night (May 16).

Friday, 17th May 2019, 10:42 am
Emergency services at Eastbourne station after reports of a person falling onto the tracks (Photograph: Dan Jessup)

British Transport Police said it was called at 9.09pm 'to a report of a casualty on the tracks at Eastbourne station'.

A BTP spokesperson said: "Enquiries revealed he slipped and fell from the platform and landed in front of a stationary train. The man, aged in his 60s, suffered a shoulder injury."

A spokesperson for the South East Coast Ambulance Service said: "I can confirm that we were called to reports a person had fallen onto the tracks at Eastbourne railway station, shortly after 9pm last night.

Emergency services at Eastbourne station after reports of a person falling onto the tracks (Photograph: Dan Jessup)

"Ambulance crews including our HART (Hazardous Area Response Team) attended the scene and the person was treated before being taken to Conquest Hospital."

At 9.19pm Southern Rail tweeted: "Due to the emergency services dealing with an incident at Eastbourne all lines are blocked. Services running to and from this station will be cancelled or delayed."