A woman was killed by a train near Freshfield Station this afternoon (Wednesday 27th August 2014).

British Transport Police (BTP) were called to the scene, just at 2:45pm today, along with Merseyside Police and paramedics.

BTP said the woman was killed on a crossing and the incident was not being treated as suspicious.

The incident led to disruption on services between Southport and Hunts Cross.

A bus service was in operation from Hall Road to Southport while services from Hunts Cross terminated at Hall Road.

Merseyrail say services are now running through to Southport but may be delayed.

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