Update: Rail services back to normal after man hit by train at Brandon

A Greater Anglia train.

A Greater Anglia train. - Credit: Bill Smith - Archant

Trains have returned to normal on the Norwich to Cambridge line following disruption after a man was hit by a train.

The incident happened at Brandon station at about 1.50pm when the man was hit by the 12.57pm Norwich to Liverpool Lime Street East Midlands train.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

British Transport Police (BTP) attended, as did Norfolk and Suffolk police and the East of England Ambulance Service.

A BTP spokesman said the incident was being treated as non-suspicious, and that a file would be prepared for the coroner.


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Passengers faced delays of up to an hour, but National Rail said trains were now running normally.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “Officers attended the incident along with Suffolk and Norfolk police and medics from the local ambulance service but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is currently being treated as non suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.”

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A spokesman for Greater Anglia said the incident had led to delays but that all lines had now reopened for trains to continue running.

He added that some services between Norwich and Cambridge may be cancelled, delayed by up to an hour, or terminated at and started back from Ely at short notice.

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