Delays on line between Huntingdon and Peterborough after man is struck by train

Huntingdon Railway Station,

Huntingdon Railway Station, - Credit: Archant

There were lengthy delays to railway services between Huntingdon and Peterborough this morning (Tuesday) after a man was struck by a train.

British Transport Police confirmed that a man had died after being struck by a train near Holme, on the line between Huntingdon and Peterborough, shortly after 7.45am.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be passed to the coroner.

Network Rail says it had worked with British Transport Police and other emergency services to deal with the incident.

Train lines re-opened shortly before 9am but it delays remained for most of the morning.

A spokesman for the British Transport Police said: “Colleagues from Cambridgeshire Constabulary and East of England Ambulance Service also attended and a man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The man’s death is not being treated as suspicious, and officers are now working to identify him and inform his family. A file will be prepared for the coroner.”