Woman killed at West Sussex railway station

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THE death of a woman hit by a train sparked travel chaos for commuters.

British Transport and Sussex Police were called to Southwick train station in West Sussex at 6.29am following the tragedy.

The woman, who has not yet been named, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

He death is not being treated as suspicious.

Trains between Portsmouth, Southampton and Brighton were cancelled following the incident, which involved the 5.53am Littlehampton to London Bridge service.

The line was re-opened at 7.50am.

A BTP spokesman said: ‘BTP and officers from Sussex Police attended the incident, which was reported to police at 6.29am, and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

‘Paramedics from the South East Coast Ambulance Service also attended, but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

‘Officers are currently working to establish the identity of the woman, and to inform her next of kin.

‘A file will be prepared for the coroner.’

The line was handed back to Network Rail at 7.50am