Delays after man hit by train

A MAN has died after being hit by a train near Waterbeach today.

Police and ambulance crews were called to the level crossing at Bannold Road shortly after 6.45am following reports that a train had struck a pedestrian.

Bannold Road was immediately between Cody Road and Long Drove and buses were called in to replace trains running between Ely and Cambridge.

A spokesman for British Transport Police (BTP) said: “BTP were called to the lines at Bannold Road, Waterbeach following a report of a body on the line. Officers from BTP and Cambridgeshire police attended the incident which was reported at 6.40am and discovered the body of a man.

“Paramedics from the East of England Ambulance Service also attended but the man, believed to be 46-years-old and from the local area, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The incident is currently being treated as non-suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

A spokesperson for First Capital Connect said: “There are delays of up to 20 minutes between Ely and Cambridge. These delays are expected to last until approximately 9am.”

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Network Rail said the line was reopened at about 8.45am but warned of “knock-on” delays