Norwich-Cambridge train delays cleared after man dies at Waterbeach

Passengers endured delays on trains between Norwich and Cambridge this morning after a man died on the line near Waterbeach.

Emergency services were called to the Bannold Road station at 6.40am to reports that a body had been found on the line.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said the victim was a 46-year-old man believed to be from Waterbeach, who had been hit by the 6.18am Cambridge to King's Lynn service.

The line was closed until 8am, causing delays to passengers on the line that connects Cambridge and Norwich, with bus replacement services running between Ely and King's Lynn.

Cambridgeshire police and the East of England Ambulance Service also attended the scene.

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Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: 'Sadly on our arrival there was nothing we could do to the patient. They were pronounced dead at the scene.'

British Transport Police are working to identify the man and prepare a file for the coroner. There are no suspicious circumstances.

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Services on the line are now running as normal, a First Capital Connect spokesman said.

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