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Person dies after being hit by train on South Western Railway

Person dies after being hit by train on South Western Railway

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 5:07pm 15th July 2019. (Updated at 6:31pm 15th July 2019)

A person has died after being hit by a train on South Western Railway.

Emergency services were called to the tracks after it happened at Chertsey Station around 4pm this afternoon (July 15). 

All lines were blocked between between Virginia Water and Weybridge earlier with disruption expected until 7pm. 

South Western Railway's response teams are working with the emergency services to assist with the incident. 

"In order to allow emergency services access to the railway all power to the track will need to be switched off in the affected area.", they said. 

A spokesperson for British Transport Police confirmed:

"Officers were called to Chertsey station at 4pm today following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

"Paramedics also attended and sadly a person has been pronounced dead at the scene.

"The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner."

Replacement buses are in place until trains can run between these stations. 

If you or someone close to you has been affected by this incident or other, there is always someone to talk to.  

Contact the Samaritans on 116 123 free at any time, on any phone.

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