Police confirm Royston woman, 73, struck and killed by train at Foxton Level Crossing

PUBLISHED: 10:01 08 October 2015 | UPDATED: 11:14 08 October 2015

Anne died at Foxton Level Crossing. Picture: @tweetingmk

Anne died at Foxton Level Crossing. Picture: @tweetingmk


Police have confirmed that a 73-year-old woman from Royston died after being struck by a train at Foxton Level Crossing yesterday.

Officers from the British Transport Police were called shortly before 4.10pm after the woman was struck and killed by a train shortly after it travelled through Foxton railway station.

Initially it was being reported that there was an incident involving emergency services at Shepreth, but it has now been confirmed as Foxton.

A BTP spokesman said: “The incident is not being treated as suspicious and officers will now assist in the preparation of a report for the coroner.”

No trains were running between Royston and Cambridge following the incident, with buses ferrying people between the stations and disruption up and down the line between London King’s Cross and Cambridge for several hours.

The A10 was also shut between Foxton and Shepreth for several hours.

A spokesman for Govia Thameslink Railway added: “The incident took place yesterday at approximately 3.55pm near Foxton and involved our 14.54 King’s Lynn to King’s Cross service.

“This train had some 100 people on board and our driver and another member of staff walked through the train to check on and passengers and reassure them that we were making every effort to get them on their way.

“We were able to move this train into Royston at 1736 where passengers were met and transferred onto a waiting train.

“In the meantime, we ran services between King’s Cross and Letchworth/Royston and between Cambridge and King’s Lynn with rail replacement buses in between, with staff at those stations to help passengers make the transfer.

“The line reopened at 7.30pm but there continued to be significant disruption because drivers and trains were widely displaced.

“We ensured that all last services ran as published to get people home, albeit with delays, and that trains were in the right place for this morning’s rush hour.”

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