Man dies while working on travelator at Waterloo station

18 September 2019, 07:42

The man was working on the travelator at Waterloo station when he died
The man was working on the travelator at Waterloo station when he died. Picture: Getty

By Asher McShane

A man has died while working on a travelator at Waterloo station.

The man, understood to be a contractor, was working on the device this morning.

TfL said it was aware of the death but it is not thought to be suspicious.

At 5.24am TfL Access wrote on Twitter: "Waterloo Station: No interchange between lines, due to a fault with the the travellator. Please exit the station and walk back in."

A TfL spokesperson said: “We are working with colleagues in the British Transport Police following an incident at Waterloo station in the early hours of this morning. An investigation is underway.”

British Transport Police said: "Officers were called just after 2.20am this morning to London Waterloo Underground Station following reports that a contract worker had received an injury.

"London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade were already on scene and it became apparent the incident was more serious.

"Lifesaving attempts were very sadly unsuccessful and a man was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Officers are currently working to identify the man and inform his family. Enquiries into the incident continue."

The walkway links the Jubilee, Northern and Bakerloo lines at London’s second busiest station.

The only other travelator of its kind on the underground network is at Bank station.

The walkway where the man died was sealed off this morning.