Casualties as train crashes through barriers at north London station

Two people are hurt after a train crashed through the barriers at a station in north London this morning. 

Dramatic pictures show the train raised up at an angle and jutting over the tracks after it hit the buffers at Enfield station at around 8.15am. 

Around 50 people were evacuated from the train by the London Fire Brigade, who remain at the scene.

Two people were treated for minor injuries, but they were not taken to hospital. 

Overground services have been suspended between Enfield Town and Edmonton Green until 3pm as a result of the crash.

An eyewitness said there were chaotic scenes as the incident unfolded. 

He tweeted: ‘Just been there & chaos at the door. Train arrived at Enfield Town & crashed into the buffers. Fortunately didn’t go through the station window.’

The London Fire Brigade have released a detailed statement regarding their rescue operation.

A spokesman said: ‘Firefighters have been called to a derailed train at Enfield Town Railway Station this morning.

‘An eight carriage passenger train derailed after hitting buffers at the station.

‘Around 50 people were evacuated from the train before the Brigade arrived by TfL and station staff. Two people have been treated at the scene for minor injuries by London Ambulance Service crews.’

More to follow…