Person killed after being hit by train on Norwich to Great Yarmouth line

Person killed after being hit by train on Norwich to Great Yarmouth line

Emergency services, including East of England Ambulance Service Trust paramedics (EEAST) and the British Transport Police (BTP), were called just before 4.50pm following the incident close to Whitlingham on the outskirts of Norwich.

A BTP spokesman said: “BTP and the EEAST attended the line at Whitlingham Junction, Thorpe St Andrew, to reports that a person had been struck by a train.”

The spokesman confirmed the person has died in what he described as a “non suspicious fatality” and said they were seeking to identify and contact next of kin.

He said: “A file is currently being prepared for the coroners office.”

Anyone with information about what happened should call BTP on 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference number NSPI5386 of April 1.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 4.48pm and have sent an ambulance, a rapid response and an ambulance officer to the scene.”

On Twitter, National Rail said there were delays of up to 60 minutes.

Abellio Greater Anglia said services between Norwich and Great Yarmouth via Reedham Norfolk and Berney Arms may be cancelled, delayed or revised, adding that a special service was running via Brundall Gardens.

A spokesman for the train operator said, at 6.20pm, the train had been released by the police and was heading back to Norwich.

He advised passengers to check their website before travelling and that delays were expected until after peak evening travel time.

It is expected train services between Norwich and Great Yarmouth/Lowestoft/Sheringham will be subject to alterations/cancellations with disruption expected until 8pm.

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