Train services to and from Lincoln affected after person hit by train this morning

Rail transport news.
Rail transport news.

British Transport Police have reported that a man has been hit by a train this morning near Lincoln.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “Our officers were called to a line close to Doddington rail station to reports of a person struck by a train.

“The call came into police shortly after 9am.

“Colleagues from Lincolnshire Police and paramedics from East Midlands Ambulance Service attended.

“Sadly a man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Officers will now work to identify the man and inform his family.”

A file will be prepared for the coroner.

East Midlands Trains has announced to travellers that rail services to and from Lincoln will be disrupted while the investigation is ongoing and a reduced train service will run between Nottingham and Newark because of emergency services dealing with the incident.

An East Midlands Trains spokesman said emergency services were dealing with the incident on the line between Newark Castle and Lincoln., disrupting trains on the Leicester/Lincoln/Grimsby route.

He said: “Passengers travelling to Lincoln should change at Newark Castle/Northgate and use the hourly replacement bus service which will call at all station stops to Lincoln.

“Currently we are expecting the line to fully reopen in the next two hours and 30 minutes. Our normal train service is expected to resume on the affected route at around 12noon.”

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