Suffolk man dies at level crossing

A MAN who died at a level crossing in south Norfolk was from the Ipswich area, police said today.

A MAN who died at a level crossing in south Norfolk was from the Ipswich area, police said today.

The man, believed to be in his 40s, died as a result of being struck by a National Express East Anglia commuter train on the Norwich-London mainline on Monday evening.

Investigators confirmed today that the death of the man at the Tivetshall level crossing, near Diss, was being treated as “non-suspicious”.

The man, who has not yet been named, was struck at about 5pm by the 3pm National Express East Anglia service from London Liverpool Street.


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The collision closed the mainline between Norwich and Diss for almost three hours and caused delays of over an hour on commuter services for the rest of the night. Some passengers opted to pay for a taxi to get to the city after waiting more than half an hour for a replacement bus service.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “BTP can confirm that a man, believed to be in his 40s and from Ipswich, died after being struck by a train near to Tivetshall level crossing on Monday.”

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“The incident was reported to police at 5.03pm and was attended by BTP, Norfolk Police and paramedics from the local ambulance service. The incident is being treated as non-suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

A spokesman for National Express East Anglia said services returned to normal this morning. He added that replacement coaches had been provided on Monday, but had taken a “little time” to get them in place.

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