Kettering, Wellingborough passengers warned of delays after person hit by train

Line is now open but East Midland Railway says it will take time to get back to normal

Friday, 9th October 2020, 12:57 pm
Updated Friday, 9th October 2020, 12:58 pm
East Midland Railway is warning of delays on its services through Kettering and Wellingborough

East Midlands railway is warning passengers from Kettering and Wellingborough to expect delays and cancellations through Friday afternoon after a person was hit by a train.

The Midlands Mainline between Kettering and Leicester was closed for up to two hours during the morning causing massive disruption to services.

Delays of up to 50 minutes are being reported as trains diverted via Corby to avoid the incident between Leicester and Market Harborough.

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A spokesman for the train operator said: "Sadly a person has been hit by a train earlier. At present Network Rail and the Emergency Services have teams at the area.

"Trains running through the area in both directions are now able to run between Leicester and Market Harborough as the lines have re-opened. But our services may still be altered or delayed because our trains and crews are out of place.

"We currently have delays of up to 50 minutes. We expect our advertised timetable to resume on the affected routes by 15:00."

Road transport is being provided between Kettering and Market Harborough but extended journey times are expected.