A man has been killed by a train at Portland Street level crossing in Southport

The incident happened shortly before 5:00pm tonight (Tuesday 15th January 2013)

Police have cordoned off the scene and are dealing with the incident.

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British Transport Police were also called to the incident at Portland Street.

Inquiries are ongoing to establish the cause of the accident.

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Services on the southport line are stating and terminating at formby.a rail relacement bus service has been requested to run between formby and southport further updates to follow.

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