Investigation launched as train hits buffers at King’s Cross

PUBLISHED: 16:16 17 September 2015 | UPDATED: 16:16 17 September 2015

King's Cross station

King's Cross station


Four people were taken to hospital this afternoon after a train crashed into buffers at King’s Cross Station.

It happened at around 12.15pm and an investigation has been launched. Those taken to hospital had minor injuries.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: “Our officers were called to King’s Cross station following a report that a train had hit the buffers at platform 11.

“The incident was reported to BTP at 12.18pm and involved the 10.55am Cambridge to King’s Cross service, which was travelling into the station at a slow speed.

“London Ambulance Service medics also attended and four passengers have been taken to hospital where they will be treated for minor injuries.

“BTP and Network Rail are working to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) have been informed.”

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