Person dies after being struck by train between Ely and King’s Lynn

A person has died this morning (August 13) after being struck by a train between Ely and King's Lynn.

A person has died this morning (August 13) after being struck by a train between Ely and King's Lynn.

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A person has died after being struck by a train this morning between Ely and King’s Lynn.

Services on the Fen Line between King’s Lynn and Ely were suspended after a person was hit by a train at around 11am.

A spokesman from the British Transport Police said the person, who has not yet been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

They added: “Shortly before 11am today officers were called to the line close to King’s Lynn following a report that a person had been struck by a train.

“Officers are now working to identify the person and inform their family. This incident is not currently being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Great Northern said a bus shuttle was in operation before lines were reopened at 1pm but disruption is expected until 2.30pm.

A Great Northern spokesman said: “We regret sincerely that a person was struck by a train at around 11am near Watlington this morning, and apologise to passengers for the disruption and long delay to their journeys. 


“We arranged replacement buses while the line was blocked, and we encourage all passengers affected to claim Delay Repay compensation via our website.”


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