London emergency services have confirmed that an adult and child have fallen on to the tracks at Ealing Broadway, in west London, shortly after 6pm last night.
The British Transport Police said both had died and they were treating the deaths as ‘unexplained.’
They said it was still too early to confirm the identities of the victims.
A BTP spokesperson said:
We were called at 6.10pm to Ealing Broadway station following reports that someone had been hit by a train. We attended along with the Metropolitan Police, London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade and discovered two people had been struck and killed by the train. We’re still working to determine the identities of the deceased or how they come to actually be on the tracks. At present we’re treating the incident as unexplained.
Police have appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.
Following the incident, Heathrow Express said all services between Paddington station and Heathrow airport had been suspended, while First Great Western said there were delays of up to 90 mins to and from Paddington.
London Ambulance Service said staff including its hazardous area response team had been sent to the station but that two people had been pronounced dead at the scene.
Update 1600 24th June.