Police confirm death of woman hit by a train as delays on Great Northern line continue
- 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.
You may also want to watch:
“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.
- 1 'We were lied to' - Residents' dismay as development prompts privacy concerns
- 2 Tributes paid to 'greatly respected' coach operator
- 3 Julian Clary and Matthew Kelly star in 'a theatrical gem' at Cambridge Arts Theatre
- 4 Stagecoach bus routes changing due to lack of staff
- 5 Family pay tribute to 'truly special individual' killed in A1307 crash
- 6 Fundraisers walk, run and roll in month-long charity challenge
- 7 Woman killed in A1307 lorry crash worked at Addenbrooke's Hospital
- 8 Royston Town edge county cup tie in seven-goal thriller with valiant Welwyn Garden City
- 9 Mission Impossible and Top Gun star Tom Cruise spotted flying at Duxford
- 10 Dance school pupils raise £1,000 to help teenagers with cancer
Update: Delays are expected until 7pm.