Passenger dies on train

A TRAIN on the mainline to London was delayed at a station in Essex this evening after a passenger was found dead in a carriage.

A TRAIN on the mainline to London was delayed at a station in Essex this evening after a passenger was found dead in a carriage.

Ambulance crews were called to Manningtree station after somebody travelling on the train noticed another passenger had passed away.

The Peterborough to London Liverpool Street train arrived at the station just after 7.30pm and was terminated a short time later.

Passengers were transferred onto another service to resume their journey to the capital.

The East of England Ambulance service was unavailable for comment but it is understood the deceased's next-of-kin are being traced.

Commuters are also facing delays of up to an hour between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea because of signalling problems in the Alresford area.

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