A person died on the tracks this morning (April 11) after being hit by a South Western Railway train. Emergency services rushed to the scene on the line between Clapham Junction and Woking in Surrey around 10am today following reports of an injured person on the tracks.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of Raynes Park station between Woking and Surbiton by paramedics. Police are not treating the incident as suspicious, SurreyLive reports.
The route, which was closed for about four hours, has since reopened and trains have resumed running on the commuter line. However, there will be delays for some time as services come back up to speed.
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A British Transport Police spokesman confirmed: “Officers were called to Raynes Park station at 10am following reports of an accident on the tracks. Paramedics attended also attended, but unfortunately one person was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a case will be prepared for the coroner.”
Emergency services are no longer on the scene, according to South Western Railways. All routes that were closed are now reopened. Passengers are still likely to face delays as service restarts.
Earlier today, a statement from South Western Railway said: “Our response teams are working with the emergency services to assist with the incident. In order to allow emergency services access to the railway , all track power shall be turned off in the affected area.”
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