Person dies on railway line at Needham Market

Rail services are disrupted Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Rail services are disrupted Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Rail services between Ipswich and Norwich are disrupted today because a person has been hit by a train.

The victim was struck at Needham Market station and was pronounced dead at the scene, British Transport Police (BTP) confirmed.

Emergency services were alerted to the incident at 12.45pm today.

A BTP spokesman said: “Officers were called to Needham Market Station at 12.45pm today after reports that a person had been struck by a train.

“Colleagues from the ambulance service also attended but sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers are now working to identify the person and inform their family.

“This incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

The railway line between Ipswich and Norwich was initially blocked but has now cleared.

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Disruption is expected until 7pm, with some services cancelled.

Services between Thorpe-Le-Stoken and Walton-on-the-Naze were also cancelled today due to a signalling fault.

For details on specific service changes, visit the Greater Anglia website.