UPDATE: Man pronounced dead at scene of rail incident which caused delays to West Norfolk and Fens travellers

A Greater Anglia InterCity train

A Greater Anglia InterCity train - Credit: Archant

A man was pronounced dead at the scene following an incident involving a Cross Country train in Cambridgeshire today.

The death caused delays to early morning travellers as both Greater Anglia and First Capital Connect were forced to halt some services for a short while.

The incident occurred at Chesterton junction and the train involved was an early morning service from Cambridge to Birmingham.

Rail services around Cambridge, Ely and Kings Lynn were delayed for a while but by 8am most services had begun to revert to a normal timetable.

First indication of the incident came from Greater Anglia who said the person was hit by a train between Waterbeach and Cambridge Later reports confirmed the incident happened at Chesterton junction.


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Greater Anglia kept commuters informed of developments and promised services would resume as soon as possible 'and thank you for your patience.'

Earlier the company had reported that the 05:19 Kings Lynn to London Liverpool Street had been forced to start from Cambridge because of the incident on the line.

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A First Capital Connect said after the incident had cleared that a normal service would resume although they warned that trains 'may still be delayed or revised at short notice'.

The 05:51 service from Kings Lynn to London Kings Cross was one of those delayed. The service was terminated at Ely, said a First Capital Connect official. The train did not call at Waterbeach, Cambridge and all stations to London.

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