A MAN has been hit by a train at Fishbourne, near Chichester.
The man in his 20s was airlifted to hospital after being struck by the train at a level crossing in Salthill Road, Fishbourne, at 7.25pm today.
He has been taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton by the Sussex Police helicopter, which had a paramedic on board.
A British Transport Police spokesman said: ‘BTP officers were called to Fishbourne level crossing, Salthill Road, following a report of a man being struck by a train.
‘BTP and Sussex Police officers attended the incident, which was reported at 7.25pm.
‘Paramedics from South East Coast Ambulance Service also attended and the man, believed to be in his 20s, was airlifted to hospital.’
The BTP say the man is conscious and breathing, but the full extent of his injuries is unknown.
The train involved was the 6.29pm First Great Western Southampton to Brighton service.
Although the line has been reopened, the incident means the First Great Western Brighton to Portsmouth Harbour service, which was due to arrive at 9.26pm will now start from Havant at 10.47pm and will not get in until 11.04pm.
The train will no longer call at Brighton, Hove, Shoreham-By-Sea, Worthing, Barnham and Chichester.
The incident is not being treated as suspicious.
For more information go to nationalrail.co.uk.