Services cancelled after person is killed by train

Greater Anglia services between London and Norwich are cancelled. Picture: Sonya Duncan

Greater Anglia services between London and Norwich are cancelled. Picture: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Trains between Norwich and London are now operating again, following cancellations after a person was killed by a freight train.

The person was hit by the train at around noon today at Ingatestone.

Lines reopened later in the afternoon, with services hoped to be running normally by the evening.

A spokesman for the British Transport Police said: 'Colleagues from the ambulance service attended, however, a person was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

'Officers are now working to identify the person and inform their family. This incident is not currently being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.'


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A spokesman for Greater Anglia confirmed: 'A person has very sadly died at Ingatestone. The British Transport Police took over the line, and until they finish their investigation we could not get the green light.'

A service which remains cancelled is the 5.30pm train from London to Norwich.

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Some other services may be delayed by up to 30 minutes, however service operators hope the line will return to normal operation.

They advised passengers to keep an eye on updates via their twitter feed @GreaterAnglia or on their website.

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