London Fire Brigade has confirmed that a lorry has crashed into a railway bridge on Village Way in Dulwich this morning, narrowly missing an on-coming train full of passengers. There were 89 passengers on the train at the time.
All passengers were safely transferred onto another train. London Fire Brigade was alerted at 11.25am and mobilised fire crews from West Norwood and Lewisham stations. London Transport Police and London Ambulance Service also attended the scene.
London Fire Brigade’s Station Manager Richard Knighton said: “The lorry has smashed into the bridge and the ‘grabber’ on top has gone onto the track. The train driver has quickly seen it and jumped on the emergency brakes which has narrowly escaped a potential disaster. The track has also been damaged so there was also the possibility of a derailing.