Rail disruption after accident

PUBLISHED: 13:55 08 December 2008 | UPDATED: 15:56 11 May 2010

RAIL commuters from the Royston area travelling to London faced a disrupted journey this morning (Monday) because of overrunning of weekend engineering works after an accident on the track when an engineer was struck by a train. The accident happened on

RAIL commuters from the Royston area travelling to London faced a disrupted journey this morning (Monday) because of overrunning of weekend engineering works after an accident on the track when an engineer was struck by a train.

The accident happened on Sunday evening at 5.35pm when the engineer was hit by the train as he worked on the track at the rear of Julians Road, Stevenage, bringing services and the engineering work to a halt while ambulance crews from Royston, Stevenage, and Letchworth attended the incident.

"It would appear the man was working on the line when he was struck by a train and on arrival he was found lying in the middle of the tracks," said Gary Sanderson, spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service.

"After rapid treatment and stabilisation by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, he was taken to a waiting trauma team at the Lister Hospital."

The engineer suffered injuries to his shoulder and lower back

While the engineering work continued commuters had to travel by special buses to Welwyn North until mid-morning, where they managed to catch inner suburban services to London.

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