Waterloo Station

Engineer killed at Waterloo station working on moving walkway

Waterloo Station
Waterloo Station

A man has died while working on a moving walkway at Waterloo station.

British Transport Police said in a statement: “Officers were called just after 2.20am this morning (Wednesday 18 September 2019) to London Waterloo Underground Station following reports that a contract worker had received an injury.”

“London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade were already on scene and it became apparent the incident was more serious. 


“Lifesaving attempts were very sadly unsuccessful and a man was pronounced dead at the scene. 

“Officers are currently working to identify the man and inform his family. Enquiries into the incident continue.”

The death is being treated as unexplained.


Detective Inspector Darren Gough said: “This is a truly tragic incident, and our deepest condolences are with the man’s family.

“They are currently being supported by specially-trained family liaison officers as they come to terms with this devastating news.

“We are now working closely with the Office for Road and Rail to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident and establish exactly what happened to lead to the man’s very sad death.”


A TfL official said: “We are working with colleagues in the British Transport Police following an incident at Waterloo station in the early hours of this morning. An investigation is under way.”

The Mayor of London said on Twitter: “Very sad to hear of the tragic death of a contractor at Waterloo Station this morning. I know I speak for everyone at City Hall and TfL in sending our deepest condolences to their family & friends.”

Mr Khan said an urgent inquiry into what happened is “vital” to ensure it cannot happen again.


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