A person has died on an east London train line this morning.

British Transport Police (BTP) were called to the c2c line in Upminster at around 7.45am today (September 28) following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

Paramedics also attended and despite their best efforts a person was pronounced dead at the scene.

A BTP spokesperson said: "The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner."

Rail operator c2c said that all of its lines across east London and Essex were blocked following the incident.

It warned that train services running across its network may be cancelled, delayed or revised until 11am.

Some services were subsequently diverted via Rainham and Pitsea.

Tickets will be accepted on Greater Anglia and London Underground services via any reasonable route.

If your journey has been disrupted by more than 15 minutes, you may be entitled to claim cash compensation via the c2c website.

London Ambulance Service has been contacted for more information about the incident.

  • If you feel affected by what has happened and wish to find support, you can contact the Samaritans on 116 123 via phone for a confidential chat or email jo@samaritans.org