Rail delays as woman dies after being hit by train near Dewsbury

A woman has died after being struck by a train near Dewsbury.

Monday, 4th September 2017, 8:11 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:47 pm
Train services between Huddersfield and Leeds will be disrupted for the rest fo the day.

British Transport Police (BTP) were called to Ravensthorpe station shortly after 4.20pm and officers attended with paramedics.

In a statement, the BTP said: “Work is now being done to identify the woman and inform her family.

“Officers remain on scene and are making enquiries to establish how the woman came to be on the tracks.

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“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Train services have been severely affected, with some Northern and TransPennine Express services travelling between Huddersfield and Leeds delayed by up to 60 minutes, cancelled or diverted.

The disruption is expected to continue for the rest of the day.

Buses are running between Huddersfield and Leeds, and from York and Scarborough to supplement TransPennine Express services.

TransPennine Express customers can use Virgin Trains East Coast services between Leeds and Newcastle instead.