Trains in south east London were ground to a halt this morning after a trespasser was found on the lines at New Cross.

Police were called to the New Cross area today (September 15) at around 7am after reports of a trespasser on the line.

The trespasser was safely removed by emergency services before being taken to hospital by paramedics.

Trains were halted whilst emergency services were at the scene.

Southeastern, London Overground, Thameslink and Southern all reported major delays following the incident, with National Rail advising “major disruption” until 2pm today.

Some services on London Overground and Southeastern are still currently delayed or partly suspended following the incident.

Thameslink and Southern have since reopened all lines, with services returning to normal following delays between London Bridge and Norwood Junction.

A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: “Officers were called to New Cross station shortly after 7am this morning (15 September) following reports of a person trespassing.

“Colleagues from London Ambulance Service also attended and the person was brought to safety and taken to hospital.”