Two injured at Enfield station as rush-hour London Overground service derails

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A train crashed into a barrier in north London, injuring two people.

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The incident involved an eight-carriage London Overground service at Enfield Town station during the Tuesday morning rush hour.

Images posted on social media show that the train stood upright, but derailed and stopped as soon as it hit the station building.

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A commuter said there was “chaos” due to the suspension of services between Enfield Town and Edmonton Green.

He tweeted: “Just went there and there was chaos at the door. The train reached Enfield Town and crashed into the buffers.

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“Luckily didn’t go through the station window.”

Two people sustained minor injuries after a London Overground train collided with buffers at Enfield Town station in north London

The London Fire Brigade said Transport for London (TfL) staff evacuated about 50 people from the train before emergency services arrived.

Station Commander Jim O’Neill, who was at the scene, said: “The train had hit the buffs at the station, which is at the end of the line, and went over them.

“The firefighters conducted a systematic search of the train to ensure that there were no more people.

“The crew assisted station staff to make the scene safe and a recovery operation will now be carried out.”

The brigade said three fire engines and two fire brigade rescue units were called to the scene at 8.27 a.m. and it was dismantled for firefighters an hour later.

A spokesman for the London Ambulance Service said: “We have been informed of a train derailment at Enfield Town railway station, Enfield at 8.16 this morning.

“We sent several resources to the scene: an ambulance crew, an emergency planning officer, a clinical team manager, two incident response officers, medics in the cars, and our hazardous area response team.

“Two people were assessed at the scene for minor injuries, but were not taken to hospital.”

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