Train services cancelled after person is struck and killed by train near Weeley in Essex

Greater Anglia services have been cancelled or delayed after a person was hit by a train in Essex. P

Greater Anglia services have been cancelled or delayed after a person was hit by a train in Essex. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

All train lines between Colchester and Clacton have been closed after a person was struck and killed by a train near Weeley this evening.

A spokesman for the British Transport Police said the collision happened at around 7.30pm today, Saturday, April 7,

He said: “A person has sadly died after they were struck by a train on the line near to Weeley in Essex.

“Officers were called shortly before 7.30pm today and attended alongside paramedics.

“Work is now being done to identify the person and inform their family.

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“This incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

According to a spokesman for Greater Anglia, the incident happened between Great Bentley and Thorpe-le-Soken.

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He said that disruption to services is expected until 10pm tonight.

He said: “Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 90 minutes or revised.

“All lines between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea are blocked whilst the emergency services attend to the incident.

“A limited Rail Replacement Bus service will be in place by about 8.30pm to run between Colchester and Clacton.”

“We are sorry if your travel plans are affected by this disruption,” he added.

The spokesman added that customers with advance purchase tickets may travel on alternate services.

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