Update: Rail services returning to normal after person is hit by train in Newmarket

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Emergency services have been called to railway line in Newmarket, after a person has been hit by a train.

Train services between Ipswich and Cambridge were cancelled, delayed or diverted to and from Ely, as a result of the incident.

All stations between Newmarket and Cambridge were not being served while investigations were carried out.

A replacement bus service was running between Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge, on Panther Travel and Youngs buses.

Services are returning to normal after the investigation, but minor delays may still remain on some lines.


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A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: “BTP officers were called to a foot crossing close to Newmarket railway station in Suffolk today at 5.12pm after a report that a person had been struck by a train.

“Officers from BTP and Suffolk police attended as well as medics from the ambulance service but regrettably a male was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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“The incident is currently being treated as non-suspicious and the line was handed back to Network Rail at 6.48pm

“The train involved was the 4.44pm Cambridge to Ipswich service and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

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