UPDATE: Person dead after being hit by a train between Ainsdale and Freshfield

Photo: Train evacuated at Ainsdale station

UPDATE: Person dead after being hit by a train between Ainsdale and Freshfield

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “Our officers were called to an area near Freshfield, Formby, Merseyside at 9.20am on Thursday, 21 January following reports of a person being hit by a train.

“Colleagues from Merseyside Police and the North West Ambulance Service also attended but a person was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and officers are now working to identify the person and inform their family.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

The Northern line is facing severe disruption because of the incident, which happened shortly after 9:30am.

Merseyrail said: “Due to a person being hit by a train between Freshfield and Ainsdale the Southport and Hunts Cross line is disrupted.

“Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed or terminated at and started back from Hall Road.

“Disruption is expected until 12:00pm.

“A rail replacement bus service is now being arranged to run between Hall Road and Southport. Further information to follow shortly.”

 

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A person has been hit by a train between Ainsdale and Freshfield

Merseyrail said: someone has been hit by a train, their condition is unknown.

The Northern line is facing severe disruption because of the incident, which happened shortly after 9:30am.

Merseyrail said: “Due to a person being hit by a train between Freshfield and Ainsdale the Southport and Hunts Cross line is disrupted.

“Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed or terminated at and started back from Hall Road.

“Disruption is expected until 12:00pm.

“A rail replacement bus service is now being arranged to run between Hall Road and Southport. Further information to follow shortly.”

Emergency services are on the way to the scene.

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