A person was reportedly hit by a train at Wimbledon station this afternoon, scrambling emergency services with first responders attending the scene.

London Ambulance Service (LAS) paramedics were present and said a crew from the Air Ambulance had been used to help attend to the person involved as fast as possible.

Meanwhile, Southwestern Railway (SWR) confirmed the incident and said that trains through the area, which forms a key interchange in South West London, would be delayed.

First responders treated the person involved, thought to be badly hurt, at the scene, before rushing them on to St George’s Hospital major trauma centre. 

Responding to a request from the Wimbledon Times, a spokesperson for LAS said:

"We were called at 4.31pm today (23 November) to reports of an incident at Wimbledon Station.

"We sent a number of resources to the scene, including an ambulance crew, a team leader, an advanced paramedic, a medic in a car and our hazardous area response teams.

"We also dispatched London's Air Ambulance trauma team.

"We remain on the scene, where we are continuing to work with other emergency services."

SWR said that they had also attended the incident on site at Wimbledon station.

They added that rail users should expect serious disruption in the area and advised on the current status of lines in the area:

"We have received reports that a person has been struck by a train between Clapham Junction and Raynes Park.

"Our response teams are working with the emergency services to assist with the incident. Whilst this takes place one line towards London is blocked, lines away from London remain open," a spokesperson said.

"Due to emergency services dealing with an incident between Clapham Junction and Raynes Park some lines are blocked.

"Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 20:00 23/11," they added.