Update: Delays clear after a man was hit by a train in Kelvedon station

An Abellio Greater Anglia train at Colchester

An Abellio Greater Anglia train at Colchester - Credit: Archant

Delays have cleared on the Great Eastern Main Line after a man was hit by a train.

It happened shortly after 10am in the Kelvedon area. The train involved was the 9.30am Ipswich to London Liverpool Street service.

The incident actually happened at the station itself.

Services on the main line travelling between London, Clacton, Ipswich and Norwich affected by the incident were delayed up to 90 minutes as a result and some trains were cancelled completely.

Trains did not call at Kelvedon station for some time after the incident even after the lines reopened.


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During the delays a Abellio Greater Anglia spokesperson said: “Train services in the Kelvedon area have been disrupted since 10am this morning because of a person struck by a train.

“Network Rail and emergency services attended this incident and both lines reopened at 11.50am.

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“There will be some delays and alterations to train services into the afternoon as a result.

“We apologise to passengers for any inconvenience this may cause.”

The delays lasted until around 2.30pm.

Passengers for London were able to travel from Ipswich or Norwich to Cambridge and from there to Liverpool Street, or to Kings Cross on Great Northern services which were accepting Greater Anglia tickets, as an alternative route to the capital.

A limited rail replacement bus service was also run for some time between Witham and Colchester to supplement the train service.

A spokesman for British Transport Police, which attended the incident, said: “We were called to Kelvedon station shortly after 10am on Wednesday, January 14 to reports of a person being struck by a train.

“Colleagues from Essex Police and East of England Ambulance Service also attended and a man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The incident is not being treated as suspicious, and our officers are now working to identify the man and inform his family.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

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