First Captial Connect Train Services Cancelled After Body Is Found On The Line

PUBLISHED: 11:29 18 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:01 04 May 2010

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Train services between Ely and King s Lynne were cancelled this morning after a body was found near a level crossing. Police and other emergency services were called to the scene of the incident at the Downham Market bypass at around 6am. A spokesman for

Train services between Ely and King's Lynn were cancelled this morning after a body was found near a level crossing.

Police and other emergency services were called to the scene of the incident at the Downham Market bypass at around 6am.

A spokesman for Network Rail said: "We were alerted to a body on the track near the Downham bypass level crossing. This is a road crossing with barriers. The body was not found on the crossing but in the vicinity."

British Transport Police said: "The deceased appears to have suffered injuries consistent with being struck by a train."

The death comes less than a week after network rail announced it would be building a £1.5 million footbridge alongside the crossing at nearby Downham Station because commuters were ignoring warning lights and crossing the lines when trains were coming. First Capital Connect, which runs the services between King's Lynn and London, said shuttle buses would operate between King's Lynn, Downham and Ely until the line was reopened.

INFO: anyone with information about this incident should call British Transport Police on 0800405040.

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