Person hit by train near Wellingborough

A person has been hit by a train near Wellingborough.

Friday, 22nd March 2019, 11:39 am
Updated Friday, 22nd March 2019, 12:26 pm
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Rail services are disrupted after the incident this morning (Friday).

An East Midlands Trains spokesman said: “We regret to advise that a person has been hit by a train south of Wellingborough.

“As a result we have disruption to our trains on our Sheffield/Nottingham/London route.

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Passengers waiting to board replacement buses at Kettering station

“No trains are able to run between Kettering and Bedford.”

One person on the train told the Northants Telegraph that two people were involved in the incident but that only one was struck by the train.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “At 9.10am today, officers were called to an area of Irchester, after reports of a casualty on the tracks.

“Paramedics also attended, however, a person was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“Officers are now working to identify the person and inform their family, and to establish the circumstances that led to the incident.”

Some trains are showing as delayed with others cancelled. Trains to and from Corby will only operate as far as Kettering.

Buses have been requested to operate between Kettering, Wellingborough and Bedford.

A National Rail spokesman said: “There is no firm estimate as to when lines will re-open, however, we anticipate trains will remain disrupted until at least 2pm.”