Rush-hour delays as person is hit by a train

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A person has been hit by a train.

The incident, at Nutbourne, means that there are delays and cancellations on the railway between Chichester and Havant.

Southern Rail said it happened just before 4pm today.

‘We can confirm the 15.55 Littlehampton to Portsmouth and Southsea service struck a person,’ said a spokesman.

‘We believe this happened at the Funtington level crossing.

‘Services west of Chichester have been cancelled and we are looking at running replacement buses.’

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Trains between London Victoria, Brighton and Littlehampton and Portsmouth and Southsea, Portsmouth Harbour and Southampton Central are being affected.

Southern said that Great Western Railway passengers may use Southern and South West Trains services on reasonable routes, and Southern passengers may use Great Western Railway services on reasonable routes.