Colchester man dead after being struck by train near Kelvedon

Trains travelling through Colchester station are disrupted Picture: NATALIE SADLER

Trains travelling through Colchester station are disrupted Picture: NATALIE SADLER - Credit: Archant

Services on Greater Anglia trains are delayed after a man died when struck by a train on the line between Colchester and Witham.

Disruption is expected for some time following a serious incident on the line linking Colchester and Witham.

All lines were blocked until shortly after 1pm, affecting all London-bound services passing through Chelmsford, as the emergency services attended the scene.

This meant that trains departing Colchester Town, Norwich, Ipswich, Braintree, Clacton-on-Sea and Walton-on-Naze going towards London Liverpool Street were disrupted.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “Officers were called to Kelvedon station at 10.15am on October 29 following reports a person had been struck by a train.


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“Colleagues from the East of England Ambulance Service also attended and sadly a 60 year-old man from Colchester was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The incident was declared not suspicious and his family have been informed.

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“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

All lines have now reopened, but many services are still delayed.

Specific train alterations can be found here.

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