UPDATE: Man dies after being hit by a train at Emsworth

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BRITISH Transport Police confirmed a man died after being hit by a train at Emsworth this morning (May 3).

Emergency services and the British Transport Police are at Emsworth station investigating the incident which happened just after 11am.

A spokesman for the British Transport Police (BTP) said: “BTP officers were called to the line close to Emsworth Railway Station, Hampshire on May 3, after a report that a man had been struck by a train.

“Officers from BTP and Hampshire Police attended the incident, which is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

“Medics also attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“A file will be prepared for HM Coroner.”

Rail services are subject to lengthy delays and cancellations, with replacement bus services in place. Commuters are being advised to find alternative travel routes.

National Rail said: “A person has been hit by a train at Emsworth and this is causing delays of up to 60 minutes to trains between Chichester and Havant.

“There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last.”

For travel updates on Twitter, use the hashtag #Emsworth

Services affected include First Great Western trains between Brighton and Cardiff Central and Southern between Brighton, Worthing, London Victoria and Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour.

For travel updates visit the website National Rail

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Trains between Chichester and Havant may be delayed by up to 60 minutes

Southern services between Brighton and Southampton Central may be diverted to start / terminate at Littlehampton

Southern services between Brighton and Portsmouth Harbour may be diverted to start / terminate at Bognor Regis

Southern services between London Victoria and Portsmouth Harbour may start / terminate at Chichester

Buses have been requested to run between Chichester and Havant.

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