TRAGIC DEATH ON RAIL LINE

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS - By Stephen Briggs stephen.briggs@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTstephenB 01733 588734

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.

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