Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 11°C

ESTD 1874 Search

WIN A NEW HYUNDAI i10 - See the EADT on June 8 for full details

Update: Man hit by train at Witham, police say no suspicious circumstances

13:36 24 April 2014

A man has been hit by a train at Witham

A man has been hit by a train at Witham

Archant

Services at Witham are being delayed after a man was hit by a train near the station.

shares

Trains running through this station may be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 minutes at short notice.

Greater Anglia said work was being done to resume normal services as quickly as possible.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: “BTP officers were called to the line close to Witham railway station, Essex, after a report that a man had been struck by a train.

“Officers from BTP and Essex Police attended the incident, which was first reported to BTP at 10.40am.

“Crews from East of England Ambulance Service also attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The incident is currently being treated as non-suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

“Formal identification has not yet taken place.”

“The line was handed back to Network Rail at 11.49am.”

Travellers are advised train services to and from Colchester, Clacton-on-Sea, Ipswich and Norwich will be subject to delay, short notice alteration and cancellation.

Anita Curtis, who was travelling from Ipswich to London, was caught out by the delays this morning, but realising the seriousness of the situation, she said: “I think us seasoned travellers know it’s going to be two hours before the line is clear.”

However, she said others who are less frequent travellers were under the impression replacement buses would arrive to allow them to continue their journeys.

Ms Curtis added: “I was delayed getting to London but I was impressed with Virgin Railways though who did not make me pay any extra even though I missed my train booked as advanced ticket.”

Abellio Greater Anglia tickets are being accepted on First Capital Connect Customers to travel from London Kings Cross for a train service towards Cambridge.

Abellio Greater Anglia ticket holders may use First Essex buses for local travel in the Colchester area.

Advance Purchase Ticket holders may travel up to 60 minutes earlier/later than their booked train (Intercity services).

Customers are advised a rail replacement bus service is operating between Stansted Airport and Colchester.

Greater Anglia is making arrangements for rail replacement buses to operate between Witham and Braintree.

shares

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Welcome to summer, an almost deserted promenade at Felixstowe.

Despite a miserable start to the week, warm weather is still set to come to the region this weekend.

Bury St Edmunds

The County Court is already handling half of region’s applications from Brighton to Norwich.

Soloman Eastwood

Suffolk police has renewed an appeal for help in tracing a 43-year-old man who wanted for recall to prison.

The aftermath of the blaze in Reydon

These are the photos of the aftermath of a devastating fire that ripped through two houses in Reydon last night.

An 
Abellio Greater Anglia train.

Three train operators are in the running for the new East Anglia rail franchise.

Tom Fleet who is getting a Suffolk police award for saving a woman who tried to jump off a bridge. Pictured here with girlfriend Peggy-May Mutton.

A passerby who risked his own life to prevent a woman jumping off a bridge onto traffic below will be honoured tomorrow for his act of bravery.

The  Center Parcs business in the UK has been sold.

Britain’s five Center Parcs resorts, including Elveden Forest in Suffolk, have been sold to a Canadian investment firm in a deal thought to be worth more than £2.4billion.

The 'mushroom' shaped shelter for teenagers which has had its roof ripped off in an act of vandalism.

A seating area near a Bury St Edmunds playground has been vandalised, leading to calls for young people to take ownership of the area.

Charles Kennedy (left) talks with  Andy Thwaites during the visit to Treetops in Colchester in 2005. PIC RICHARD SNASDELL

Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy has died suddenly at home at the age of 55, his family have said.

From The Archives East

Pool marathon at Kings Head in Hadleigh

May 1985

More events featured in photographs have been remembered by our readers

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages