Person hit by a train near Newark

A person was hit by a train at Newark on Wednesday afternoon, causing trains to be cancelled or delayed.

The incident happened at around 1pm at the Newark Northgate station. Emergency services were called to the scene and buses were deployed to replace cancelled trains.

A spokesperson for British Transport Police said they were called with a report of a casualty on the tracks at Newark North Gate.

Paramedics attended and a person was pronounced dead at the scene. British Transport Police are now working to identify them and inform their family.

The incident is currently not being treated as suspicious, British Transport Police said.

East Midlands Railway said Leicester/Nottingham/Lincoln trains were cancelled for much of the rest of the day between Nottingham and Lincoln.

The Matlock/Nottingham/Newark Castle trains will still be running normally.

LNER said shortly after 1pm: “We are saddened to announce that a person has been hit by a train at Newark.

“All lines are now blocked, and train services running through this station may be cancelled or delayed by up to 120 minutes. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.”

The train company later added: “Emergency services are currently on site dealing with this situation as quickly and respectfully as possible. Thank you for your patience – and we hope to have you on the move again shortly.”

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