Engineer has died while working on a travelator at Waterloo Station

Engineer has died while working on a 460ft travelator at Waterloo Station

  • Unnamed man while working on the moving conveyor at busy London station
  • Giant travelator links the Jubilee line with the Northern and Bakerloo lines
  • Did you see the incident or know the victim? Email [email protected] or call 02036151866 

A Tube engineer has died while working on a 460ft travelator at Waterloo Station overnight.

The unnamed man perished while working on the giant moving conveyor linking the Jubilee, Northern and Bakerloo lines at London’s second busiest station. 

The travelator is one of just two on the London Underground network, with the other being at Bank station in the City.

British Transport Police is today investigating the contractor’s death, which happened in the early hours of this morning. 

Waterloo Station is open buy the travelator the engineer died on is sealed off. 

A Tube engineer has died while working on this 140ft travelator at Waterloo Station overnight

Transport for London said they were aware of the tragedy but have not commented on the circumstances.  

Just before 5.30am TfL tweeted: ‘Waterloo Station: No interchange between lines, due to a fault with the the travelator. Please exit the station and walk back in.’ 

One side was later re-opened with a one-way system in place but people were being diverted away from the travelator where the man died.

Waterloo is Britain’s busiest railway station, and the second busiest Tube station in London behind King’s Cross St Pancras. 

 

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