Liverpool Street station has tonight been brought to a standstill after a person was struck by a train at an east London station.11lantPictures from the major London hub show hundreds of passengers crammed onto the concourse following major disruption as a result of an emergency incident at Goodmayes station.

Police were called shortly after 5.30pm to reports of a person on the track because it was later confirmed a man had been rushed to hospital after he was hit by a train. National Rail said all lines between Liverpool Street and Shenfield were blocked as a result of the incident.

Delays and cancellations to Abellio Greater Anglia and TfL Rail services are expected later this evening. Passengers took to Twitter to vent their frustration as they struggle to get home as some complained of dangerous overcrowding.

Daniel Friar ‏posted: “Why are there now NO trains at all leaving Liverpool Street? So dangerous in the station right now @greateranglia” Another woman said: “Avoid Liverpool Street station at all costs.”