Portchester station reopens following death of woman

Police and paramedics at Portchester train station after a woman was hit by a train
Police and paramedics at Portchester train station after a woman was hit by a train
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TRAINS are now calling at Portchester following the death of a woman after she was hit by a train this afternoon.

Services were stopped at the station after the incident at around 2.45pm.

Accident: British Transport Police is at the scene of a person being hit by a train near Portchester

Accident: British Transport Police is at the scene of a person being hit by a train near Portchester

Replacement buses were supplied for people travelling to and from Portsmouth Harbour.

The station is now open but delays are still expected.

The British Transport Police have confirmed it was called at 2.45pm today.

A spokesman said: ‘Our officers were called to Portchester station at 2.45pm after a report that a person had been struck by a train.

‘Colleagues from Hampshire Constabulary and South Central Ambulance Service also attended and a woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

‘Officers are working to identify the woman and inform her family.

‘The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.’

Portchester station remains closed and PCSOs are guarding the entrance of it.

Police cars, a private ambulance and an ambulance from South Central Ambulance Service, are dealing with the incident.

National Rail has said there will be major disruption to services as a result.

A statement on the company’s website said: ‘A person has been hit by a train near Portchester which is causing delays of up to 60 minutes between Portsmouth Harbour and Havant and Fareham.

‘There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last, but it is likely to continue until at least 5pm.’

People are being advised to use the hashtag #farehamtrains to find out more, or visit nationalrail.co.uk