London Underground has been forced to launch an investigation into a series of reports of train crashes that have caused passengers to be stranded for days, including one that left a woman unconscious.
The Metropolitan Police said on Thursday it had launched an investigation after reports of a train wreck on the Tube’s South and West Lines that left an unconscious woman in a critical condition in a hospital on Tuesday.
The incident happened on the South and East Line, just south of Walthamstow, when a commuter train collided with another on the platform, the police said in a statement.
It is understood that the woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
The London Ambulance Service (LAS) said that on Wednesday morning, an emergency services officer called to report a woman with “severe head injuries” had been taken to a hospital in North Kensington.
She was later transferred to London’s South Kensington Hospital, where she remained in critical condition.
She suffered serious head injuries when the train hit her.
Police said in the statement that they have also received reports of people trapped in the station’s South-West section and South-East Section, where they are being treated by emergency services personnel.
They said that the train was a Black cab, which is the same type as that used by the Black cab fleet.