Police are investigating after a man died on the tracks at Hither Green station during last night’s rush hour. The area started trending on Twitter, with many grumbles about ‘bloody inconsiderate suicides’ that should probably be reconsidered since the incident is currently “unexplained”. A woman has been arrested for trespass and is helping police with their enquiries.
Delays knackered the line for around three hours, with some passengers stuck on trains for most of that. Had some people not decided to break out of trains after about an hour and walk down the line, meaning power had to be turned off to stop them getting electrocuted, their fellow commuters would have been out of those crammed tin cans a lot sooner.
While Southeastern isn’t known for its excellent communications, it wasn’t exactly last summer’s South West Trains incident where travellers were left for more than three hours without information. Patience, patience.