'Sadness' as person hit by train causing disruption for people travelling by rail from Portsmouth to Brighton

RAIL passengers travelling from Portsmouth to Brighton are facing disruption after a person was hit by a train this morning.

By Steve Deeks
Tuesday, 26th April 2022, 12:20 pm

Southern Rail said a person was struck by a train between Angmering and Brighton.

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Emergency services are on scene attending the incident, thought to be a fatality, with all lines between Worthing, Littlehampton and Barnham currently blocked.

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Trains running between these stations may be cancelled, delayed or revised with disruption expected until 2pm.

A statement from Southern said: ‘It is with great sadness that we report a person has been hit by a train between Worthing and Littlehampton / Barnham.

‘All lines are closed between these stations whilst the emergency services work to deal with this incident.’

Southern are expecting severe disruption and have advised people to travel later – with delays of one hour being added to journey times at present.

A person has been hit by a train

The rail firm is working to arrange alternative journey options and will let travellers know when these are in place.