COPS, paramedics and firefighters dashed to a London Tube station this evening after tragedy unfolded as commuters headed home.
Officers have confirmed a man died at Bond Street after he was hit by a train.
A casualty has died after going under a train at Bond Street station
Passengers were evacuated, although the station has since reopenedCredit: Getty
The casualty fell in front of a Central Line service.
The station was evacuated while an investigation is carried out.
All eastbound Central Line trains were suspended between White City and Leytonstone.
There were also severe delays along the rest of the line, and Tube tickets are being accepted on buses.
Transport for London workers in hi-vis jackets were seen hugging outside the station.
Matt Smith, a reporter for the Chiswick Calendar newspaper, was onboard the service at the time of the horror.
He said: “Someone has just jumped in front of a Central Line train at Bond Street station (I was sat in the front carriage).
“Station has been evacuated and passengers are now being asked to leave the carriage.
“The driver made an announcement and sounded audibly shaken. Had to try three times to speak.
“Paramedics, police and fire engines are pouring into Oxford Street & an air ambulance.”
British Transport Police said tonight: “We were called at 4.18pm to reports of a casualty on the tracks at Bond Street Underground Station.
“Officers attended but sadly a man was declared deceased at the scene.
“His death is not being treated as suspicious.
“Officers are now working to locate his next of kin.”
Officers from London Fire Brigade said firefighters were called to an “incident at the station”.
“A person was hit by a train and sadly died at the scene,” a spokesperson said.
The driver was audibly shaken… he tried three times to speak
“Two fire engines attended from Soho fire station and the incident was under control by 5.03pm.”
Transport for London say Bond Street has since reopened.
In a tweet, officials said: “The station is now open.
“All trains are now stopping normally at the station.”
Motorists have been warned to expect delays.
Oxford Street westbound is currently blocked by Davies Street and Bond Street.