Fisherman’s Path Level Crossing is completely fenced off and closed for at least 3 weeks
Person hit by train at the Fisherman’s Path crossing was 42-year-old man
The person hit by a train in Freshfields yesterday was a 42-year-old man, British Transport Police (BTP) confirmed.
The man died at the scene and BTP have confirmed there were no suspicious circumstances.
Officers were called to the scene, at the notorious Fisherman’s Crossing, at around 4.45pm.
A BTP spokesperson said: “We were called to the line between Freshfield and Ainsdale to reports that a person had been struck by a train.
Officers attended the incident at around 4.45pm.
Paramedics also attended but the person was pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident is being treated as none suspicious.
A file will be prepared for the coroner.”
Passengers on the train, travelling from Southport to Liverpool, said they had to remain on the train for almost two hours while the incident was dealt.
Nathan Hutchinson, who was on his way to work at Pizza Express in Formby told OTSNews.co.uk: “It was just awful.
We heard a bang and then the train stopped. It was obvious we had hit something. We had to sit and wait on the train so we could see what was happening outside.”
The tragedy caused heavy delays for rail users throughout the evening with huge crowds left waiting at stations along the line at the height of rush hour.
A spokesman for Merseyrail confirmed the incident happened at Fisherman’s Path crossing in the Freshfield area.