Leeds train delays: Services severely delayed or cancelled as person hit by train at Sandal & Agbrigg

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Train services from Leeds station are being delayed and cancelled this morning.

A statement published by Northern said: “Due to the emergency services dealing with an incident at Sandal & Agbrigg all lines are blocked. Train services running through this station will be cancelled, delayed or diverted. Disruption is expected until 08:30am.”

A further statement by LNER confirmed a person had been hit by a train: “#LNERUpdate it is with great sadness that we report that a person has been hit by a train between #Leeds and #Doncaster. All lines between these stations are currently blocked.”

Affected services include the Leeds to Doncaster train and Leeds to Sheffield train.

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Live updates as trains in Leeds severely delayed after person hit by train

Statement from British Transport Police

Police have confirmed that a person has died after being hit by a train near Sandal and Agbrigg station.

A British Transport Police spokesperson said: “Officers were called to Sandal and Agbrigg station at 5.23am this morning (24 April) following reports of casualty on the tracks. Paramedics also attended however 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.”

LNER suggested travel routes

LNER posted a suggested travel route for those travelling from Leeds. It said: “f you are travelling from #Peterborough to #Wakefield or #Leeds, you should board the 1118 LNER departure for #Edinburgh and change at #Doncaster for the 1214 LNER departure.”

LNER announced a person had been hit by a train