TRAGIC DEATH ON RAIL LINE
A person was killed when they were hit by a train on the line at Whittlesey.
British Transport Police and ambulance crews were called to Whittlesey at 9.54am on Wednesday following reports of the incident.
Network Rail officers were also called to deal with the tragedy.
Sadly the person was declared dead at the scene by the emergency services.
The incident had a big impact on train travel in the area through the morning, with the stretch of track between Peterborough and Ely closed for several hours.
East Midlands Trains on the Liverpool South Parkway / Nottingham / Norwich route, which also runs through March were delayed as a result.
Replacement bus services were put in operation, and other train providers accepted tickets to allow passengers to complete their journey while work was continuing.
The track running from Ely towards Peterborough was able to re-open before lunchtime - but trains were unable to run in the opposite direction.
The line was eventually fully re-opened by 1pm, although there was still some disruption into the afternoon.
British Transport Police Officers are working to identify the person, and notify their next of kin.
The incident is not currently being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.