Rail delays in Suffolk after man found dead near Kennett train station

Train delays (stock image).

Train delays (stock image). - Credit: Lucy taylor

A man was found dead on the rail line near the Suffolk and Cambridgeshire border this morning.

The man, found near Kennett train station, suffered injuries consisted with being hit by a train, police said.

There are no suspicious circumstances.

Train services between Ipswich and Cambridge, and between Ipswich and Peterborough via Ely, may be cancelled, delayed by up to 45 minutes or suspended between Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge.

Some services are returning to a normal service. Disruption is expected until 3pm.


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A British Transport Police spokesman said: “Our officers were called to Kennett station on Monday, 9 November, to reports of a body on the line.

“The call came into police at 7.27am. Officers and paramedics from the East of England Ambulance attended the scene.

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“A man was found dead with injuries consistent with being struck by a train.

“Officers are not treating his death as suspicious. They will now work to identify the man and inform his family.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

An Abellio Greater Anglia spokesman said: “Customers are advised train services from Ipswich will be terminated at Bury St Edmunds and will connect into a rail replacement bus service between Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge in both directions.

“Please allow for an extended journey time of up to 60 minutes in both directions.

“Customers for Ipswich to Peterborough services are advised to travel via Norwich where using alternative routes via Cambridge and Ely.

“Abellio Greater Anglia tickets are being accepted on East Midlands and Cross Country train services reasonable routes.

“A Rail Replacement Bus service will run between Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds.

“We are sorry if your journey is affected by this problem.”

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