UPDATE - Man dies after being hit by train near Metheringham

Rail transport news.
Rail transport news.

A man has died after being hit by a train between Washingborough and Metheringham on the Lincoln to Sleaford line shortly before 5pm yesterday (Monday).

In a statement from British Transport Police, a spokesman said: “We were called to the line close to Washingborough at approximately 4.40pm after receiving reports a person had been struck by a train.

“Officers from British Transport Police attended alongside local ambulance where a 39-year-old man was sadly pronounced dead.

“Officers are in the process of identifying the man and informing his family.”

He said the incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the Coroner.

According to East Midlands Trains the line had to be closed to all train services while emergency services were at the scene, re-opening by 7.20pm.

Train services were disrupted on the Lincoln/Spalding/Peterborough route with passengers advised to take another route.

A replacement bus service ran in both directions between Spalding and Peterborough hourly for customers travelling to/from Spalding and Peterborough only.