Tragedy as woman dies on Manchester train tracks


The death of a woman on the train tracks has been sadly confirmed by the police.

Emergency services were called to Mauldeth Road station in south Manchester on Saturday morning.

Police and paramedics arrived shortly before 11:45 a.m.

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This followed reports in emergency services control rooms of a ‘victim on the tracks’, British Transport Police (BTP) confirmed.

BTP officers were assisted by officers from Greater Manchester Police. Unfortunately, paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

British Transport Police

BTP confirmed that the death was not considered suspicious.

A dossier of evidence will now be given to a coroner ahead of a possible inquest.

BTP did not reveal the female’s age or name.

The tragedy led to the temporary closure of the station and the railway line, which serves Manchester and Cheshire, GMP confirmed.

Trains were diverted and replacement bus services started.

In a statement to Manchester Evening News On Saturday evening, a BTP spokesman said: ‘Officers were called to Mauldeth Road station at 11.43am today – October 16 – following reports of an accident on the tracks.

“Paramedics were also present and unfortunately a woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a case will be prepared for the coroner.”

No other details were revealed.

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