Rail services affected after person hit by train

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Trains are delayed on the Norwich to London line after a person was hit by a train in Romford. - Credit: Archant

Services on the London mainline have been cancelled as a person died after being hit by a train this morning. 

The 8am Norwich to London Liverpool Street was cancelled after a person was hit by a train in Romford.

The 10am London Liverpool Street to Norwich has also been cancelled as a result of the incident. 

A spokesman for the British Transport Police said: "We were called to the line near Chadwell Heath just before 7.20am this morning, following reports of a casualty on the tracks. 

"Paramedics also attended, and sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner."

In a tweet Greater Anglia said: "All lines are blocked between Ilford and Romford owing to a person being hit by a train.

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"Train services are subject to severe delays, short notice alterations/cancellations."

Information on delays and refunds can be found online.

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