One person arrested after trespasser allegedly discovered on tracks at Hitchin

PUBLISHED: 10:13 30 March 2020 | UPDATED: 11:08 30 March 2020

All services running through Hitchin station are subject to delay after trespassers were found on the station's tracks. Picture: Nick Gill

All services running through Hitchin station are subject to delay after trespassers were found on the station's tracks. Picture: Nick Gill

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Great Northern and Thameslink services on the Hitchin line have reopened after one person was arrested for allegedly trespassing on the station’s tracks.

At around 9.30am today, Govia Thameslink alerted train users to disruption on the Hitchin line.

Initially, the train operator said delays were being caused after a passenger exited the train directly onto the tracks.

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Later, they clarified on their Twitter account: “Following trespassers on the railway earlier today at Hitchin all lines have now reopened.

“We’re working to get services back on the move.”

British Transport Police for Beds, Herts and Bucks confirmed that one person had been arrested and was in custody following the incident.

All services running through the station should now resume, but your journey may still be subject to residual delay.


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