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Man killed after being hit by a train in Stonehouse

By laura_enfield  |  Posted: January 30, 2013

A man has been killed after being hit by a train near Stonehouse this morning

The 7.11am  First Great Western service from Gloucester to Swindon hit someone near Standish Junction as it passed there at about 7.22am

The driver of the 7.09am service from Worcester to Paddington reported the body on the line.
The British Transport Police have said the incident is not being treated as suspicious.

A spokesman said its officers were called out at 8.11am along with Gloucestershire police after a body was reported on the line.

He added: "Medics from Great Western Ambulance Service also attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene, with injuries consistent with being struck by a train.

"Enquiries are ongoing to establish the man's identity and inform his family."

"A file will be prepared for the coroner."

Both lines have re-opened and Network Rail is working with the train companies to get services running normally.

There are delays of up to 30 minutes between Cheltenham Spa / Gloucester and Bristol Parkway / Swindon and they are expected to continue until at least 11:30am.

CrossCountry and First Great Western are accepting each others tickets on any reasonable route.

First Great Western passengers may also use Arriva Trains Wales services on any reasonable route.

To find out whether this will impact your journey call TrainTracker on 0871 2004950.

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