Man killed after being hit by train near Chichester with disruption caused to services

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RAILWAY lines between Barnham and Chichester were closed when a man was killed after being hit by a train on Saturday.

Southern Rail tweeted at around 2.30pm that emergency services were dealing with the incident between the two stations.

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British Transport Police (BTP) attended the scene along with paramedics following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

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Rail replacement buses were set up to run from Bognor Regis, Barnham, Chichester and Havant, the rail operator said.

A spokesman for BTP said: ‘We were called to the line near Barnham, West Sussex, at 2.13pm on Saturday following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

‘Paramedics also attended, however sadly a male was pronounced dead at the scene.

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

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