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Person dies after being struck by train between Diss and Norwich

PUBLISHED: 14:45 05 February 2018 | UPDATED: 16:37 05 February 2018

Greater Anglia services are being affected heading to and from Norwich and London. File picture: ARCHANT

Greater Anglia services are being affected heading to and from Norwich and London. File picture: ARCHANT


Train lines have now been re-opened but delays and cancellations continue

British Transport Police officers were called at 2.27pm to the stretch of line between Diss and Norwich, where a person has been reported to have been struck by a train from London Liverpool Street heading to Norwich.

A British Transport Police spokesperson said:“Officers were called to the line close to Sandy Lane Bridge in Norwich following reports of a person struck by a a train.

“Officers attended alongside paramedics, sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Officers will now work to identify the person and inform their family.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner. The incident is not being treated as suspicious.”

All lines are now open following the incident.

However, trains between the two stations, which include those running through Diss, Stowmarket, Ipswich, Manningtree, Colchester and Chelmsford, are still being cancelled, revised and delayed at short notice.

Those with advance tickets are able to travel on other services if their train is cancelled.

A limited rail replacement bus service is also in place between the two stations but is not running to the train timetable.

It is the second time in three days someone has been struck by a train on the line, after an incident on Saturday afternoon between Colchester and Manningtree.

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