Person dies after being struck by train in Cambridge

Greater Anglia train

A Greater Anglia train - Credit: Greater Anglia

A person has died after being struck by a train near Cambridge.

British Transport Police officers were called to the railway near Cambridge after reports of a casualty on the tracks at 1.33pm today (Thursday, July 22).

A BTP spokesperson said: "Paramedics attended, however sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene.

"This incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner."

Greater Anglia and CrossCountry trains between Ely, Cambridge, London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport were disrupted after the incident.


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All lines reopened shortly before 4pm.

A spokesperson for Greater Anglia said: "Greater Anglia and Network Rail are sorry if your journey has been affected by this disruption."

Both Greater Anglia and CrossCountry said delay repay information is online (http://www.greateranglia.co.uk/about-us/our-performance/delay-repay and https://www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk/customer-service/contact-us/delay-repay).

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