Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 4°C

min temp: 3°C

ESTD 1874 Search

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

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash.

A man in his 80s has died following a crash on the A137 in Brantham last night.

St Elizabeth Hospice launch of a brand new challenge to win your wedding at Glemham Hall

Couples waiting to tie the knot can enter a competition run by St Elizabeth Hospice to have their big day all paid for.

An Abellio Greater Anglia train at Colchester. Library image.

Late running engineering works are causing residual delays to rail services in Suffolk and Essex this morning.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service fire engines. Photo: David Stubbs

Residents had to be evacuated from a care home last night while firefighters tackled a blaze in a storage room.

East Anglian Air Ambulance. Library image.

Emergency services were sent to a serious two-car crash in Ipswich last night.

An Essex fire crew. Library image.

Two Clacton fire crews tackled a small blaze behind a wood burner in a St Osyth home last night.

Suffolk fire crew. Library image.

Firefighters from Stradbroke were called a blaze in a chimney in Dales Road, Fressingfield, yesterday afternoon.

Most read

Fred Olsen Travel Sale

cover

Click here to view
the Fred Olsen
Travel Sale

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24