Delays in Derbyshire after person hit by train

Rail passengers should expect delays after a person has been hit by a train this morning.

Friday, 22nd March 2019, 11:49 am
Updated Friday, 22nd March 2019, 11:53 am
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The person was hit by a train near between Wellingborough and Bedford.

Emergency services have arrived at the scene.

The incident is causing disruption on East Midlands Trains on the Sheffield/Nottingham/London route, which passes through Long Eaton, Belper, Alfreton, Langley Mill, Chesterfield and Dronfield.

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All trains on the route cannot run in either direction between Kettering and London St Pancras.

East Midlands Trains tweeted: "Our trains are disrupted on the London/Nottingham/Sheffield route because, sadly, a person has been hit by a train. We will have a rail replacement bus service running between Kettering, Wellingborough & Bedford to connect with trains.

"Alternative routes are available if you are travelling to/from Sheffield, Chesterfield & Derby you can travel between Doncaster & London Kings Cross."

A later tweet at 11.50pm read: "We continue to be disrupted on our Sheffield/Nottingham/London route and are unable to run any trains between Leicester & London St Pancras whilst the emergency services keep the line closed. This is expected to be for several hours."