22°C | 10°C

Clear spells


22°C | 14°C

Clear spells


25°C | 14°C

Home   Canterbury   News   Article

Southeastern train hits and kills man on foot crossing at Tonford Lane, Canterbury.

04 August 2014
by Joe Walker

A man was killed this afternoon after he was struck by a train on a foot crossing in Canterbury.

The 36-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene after he was hit by a train heading to London between stations at Canterbury West and Chartham at 12.45pm.

Power was shut off to the line and the train remained at the crossing at Tonford Lane in Thanington for almost an hour while police carried out their investigations.

Southeastern train

Southeastern train


Rail firm Southeastern put on a replacement bus service throughout the delays, but a normal timetable had been resumed by 4.30pm.

British Transport Police spokesman Peter O'Connor said: "We were called to a foot crossing at Tonford, near Canterbury, after a report a man had been struck by a train.

“Officers from BTP and Kent Police attended the incident, reported to us at 12.43pm. 

“Colleagues from South East Coast Ambulance Service also attended, but a 36-year-old man from Canterbury was pronounced dead at the scene. His family has been informed."

The man's death is being treated as non-suspicious. A file will be prepared for the coroner.



Click here for more news from Canterbury.

Click here for more news from around the county.


Forgotten Password?

Forgotten Username?

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments.
Please click here for our house rules.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.


Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email or call 01634 227989.