Police confirm death of woman hit by a train as delays on Great Northern line continue

A police car at Stevenage railway station, not far from where a woman was hit by a train. Officers

A police car at Stevenage railway station, not far from where a woman was hit by a train. Officers have since confirmed a woman sadly died at the scene. - Credit: Archant

There are delays on Great Northern services travelling through Royston of up to an hour after a woman was hit by a train near Stevenage railway station this afternoon and sadly died.

Police, ambulance crews and an air ambulance were called just after 1.30pm after reports that a woman had been hit by a train.

It is believed the woman fell from Julians Road in Stevenage and onto the tracks below.

A spokeswoman for the BTP said: “Officers from BTP, Hertfordshire Constabulary and paramedics from the East of England Ambulance Service attended where a woman was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“Officers are currently working to identify the woman and inform her family.


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“At this stage, this incident is being treated as unexplained.”

All lines on the Great Northern service have reopened but major delays of up to 60 minutes to journeys between London King’s Cross and Peterborough/Cambridge are expected to continue until at least 4.45pm.

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Update: Delays are expected until 7pm.

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