Person dies after being struck by train between Diss and Norwich
- Credit: Archant
Train lines have now been re-opened but delays and cancellations continue
British Transport Police officers were called at 2.27pm to the stretch of line between Diss and Norwich, where a person has been reported to have been struck by a train from London Liverpool Street heading to Norwich.
A British Transport Police spokesperson said:“Officers were called to the line close to Sandy Lane Bridge in Norwich following reports of a person struck by a a train.
“Officers attended alongside paramedics, sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Officers will now work to identify the person and inform their family.
You may also want to watch:
“A file will be prepared for the coroner. The incident is not being treated as suspicious.”
All lines are now open following the incident.
- 1 Town in talks to sign Barnsley forward Chaplin
- 2 Ipswich Town closing in on deal to sign Rangers defender Edmundson
- 3 Some areas record twice monthly rainfall in a day - and more heavy rain to come
- 4 Warning of 'severe' flooding in west Suffolk
- 5 Ipswich Town appoint new strength and conditioning coach
- 6 Ipswich target Jacobs on his Town talks and chances of a Portman Road move
- 7 'He's a proper footballer... hopefully he can stay around us' - praise for Town teenager Humphreys
- 8 Mike Bacon: This Ipswich team has Paul Cook's style stamped all over it
- 9 Road closed after lorry crashes into tree as one person is trapped inside
- 10 'Amazing' - Joy as port welcomes maiden call of luxury cruise ship
However, trains between the two stations, which include those running through Diss, Stowmarket, Ipswich, Manningtree, Colchester and Chelmsford, are still being cancelled, revised and delayed at short notice.
Those with advance tickets are able to travel on other services if their train is cancelled.
A limited rail replacement bus service is also in place between the two stations but is not running to the train timetable.