Live as person dies after being hit by train between Leeds and Doncaster with major delays

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A person has died after being hit by a train between Leeds and Doncaster leading to major delays.

The person was hit on the line this afternoon (Wednesday) near to South Elmsall station and disruption is likely for hours.

A spokesperson said: “Whilst the emergency services carry out their work all lines will be closed.

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“Services will be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until 16:00.”

A train on the tracks near South Leeds. PIC: Tony JohnsonA train on the tracks near South Leeds. PIC: Tony Johnson
A train on the tracks near South Leeds. PIC: Tony Johnson

LNER trains travelling from London Kings Cross and Northern trains travelling between the two stations are affected.

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Railway disruption as person hit between Leeds and Doncaster

A person has been hit by a train between Doncaster and Leeds. Whilst the emergency services carry out their work all lines will be closed.

Services will be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised.

Disruption is expected until 16:00.

A British Transport Police spokesperson has said:

We were called to South Elmsall station at around 1.15pm on Wednesday, June 5 following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

Officers attended along with paramedics but 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.

National Rail has reported that lines have now reopened but disruption is expected to remain until 5pm.

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