Teenager killed on rail track

PUBLISHED: 09:09 16 November 2007 | UPDATED: 15:19 12 May 2010

The scene of the incident on the rail track in Royston

The scene of the incident on the rail track in Royston

A TEENAGER has been killed after being hit by a train while crossing the railway track. Ex-Meridian School student Tom Fulton, 19, was crossing the railway line at Green Drift, Royston, when he was struck by the 9.36pm

A TEENAGER has been killed after being hit by a train while crossing the railway track. Ex-Meridian School student Tom Fulton, 19, was crossing the railway line at Green Drift, Royston, when he was struck by the 9.36pm King’s Lynn to King’s Cross service. Tom, who lived with his mother in Garden Lane, was a pupil at Greneway School before moving to Meridian. He completed A-levels in business and geography this summer. British Transport Police were called to the Green Drift crossing, 400 yards south of Royston station, at 10.54pm on Monday. A spokesperson for rail operator First Capital Connect, who run the service, said that the driver of the train stopped after realising he had hit something. He walked back towards the crossing to find a person had been hit, reporting the incident at 10.53pm while a nearby house-holder called the emergency services. Gary Sanderson, spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service, said: “We dispatched a fast response paramedic and following a rapid assessment on his arrival, the young man was pronounced dead at the scene.” A spokesperson for the British Transport Police said the incident is being treated as “unexplained”. David Atkins, assistant head teacher at Meridian, said: “I remember Tom as an extremely polite, thoughtful, quietly spoken but sociable student with creative flair, especially for music.” Tom’s sixth-form tutor, Roy Milne, said: “I have fond memories of discussions with Tom at tutor sessions on the merits of various bands.”

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