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Person hit by train on route between Norwich and London Liverpool Street

PUBLISHED: 23:35 28 April 2017 | UPDATED: 23:35 28 April 2017

Pic: Sonya Duncan

Pic: Sonya Duncan

ARCHANT EASTERN DAILY PRESS (01603) 772434

A person has died after they were hit by a train on the route between Norwich and London Liverpool Street.

They died after they were hit by a train at Colchester last night, despite the efforts of paramedics to save them.

It happened on the railway track around 8.30pm and the victim was still alive after the collision.

Emergency services were immediately called, but the person is understood to have later died at the scene.

All lines passing through Colchester station were blocked, causing long delays for passengers.

This affected all journeys on the Great Eastern Main Line, which runs from London Liverpool Street to Norwich.

Disruption continued well into the evening. No further details about the victim have been released at this stage.

The East of England Ambulance Service sent an ambulance crew and two response cars, and a response car from Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Service also went to the scene.

Greater Anglia apologised for the delays.

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