Train evacuated after 'aggressive' man reportedly 'spilt chemical'




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This could be related from National Rail website:
Changes to train times

Disruption between London Bridge and East Croydon expected until 10:30

Last updated: 09:33 25/11/2018

Incident created: 25/11/2018 09:02

Route affected

Southern between London Bridge and East Croydon / Caterham / Tattenham Corner

Thameslink between London Bridge and Three Bridges / Horsham / Gatwick Airport

Map of affected area

Train operator affected




Passengers are causing a disturbance on a train between East Croydon and London Bridge, and as a result, all lines are blocked.

Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled or delayed. Disruption is expected until 10:30.

Customer Advice:
Please allow extra time for your journey this morning.

To aid you on your journey this morning, your tickets will be valid on:

  • London Buses on routes between East Croydon and London Bridge
  • London Underground via reasonable routes
  • Mutual ticket acceptance between Southern and Thameslink

How is this currently affecting the train service?
The traction has been switched off to allow for emergency services to attend.

Where possible services may divert to London Victoria.

Services into London from Bedford / Peterborough will be terminated early, being worked on a train by train basis.


There was apparently also some kind of spillage.


Seen something in twitter saying a man pour liquid all over the train and then tried to set it alight. He then jumped of the train. Not sure how reliable the tweet was though.


Train was evacuated so perhaps some truth in it


To be fair, for those among us who use the South Eastern service from London Bridge that often sits a few paces from Lewisham train station for 15-20 minutes, Iā€™m sure a few of us have considered torching the carriage out of pure frustration.



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