COMMUTERS faced long delays on Thursday evening after a death on a railway line near Huntingdon.

COMMUTERS faced long delays on Thursday evening after a death on a railway line near Huntingdon.

British Transport Police were called to an incident at around 3.40pm this afternoon (Thursday) after the 2.23pm Kings Cross to Peterborough service hit someone on the line between Abbots Ripton and Huntingdon.

Thursday evening trains between St Neots and Peterborough were being replaced by bus services, said operator First Capital Connect. Some were cancelled while others were delayed by up to 40 minutes.

A spokesman for the British Transport Police said: "British Transport Police was called to the lines close to Huntingdon rail station on Thursday following a report of a person being struck by a train.

"BTP attended the incident which was reported at 3.38pm alongside officers from Cambridgeshire police.

The spokesman confirmed that ambulance crews also attended, but the person was pronounced dead at the scene. He said officers were working to identify the person.

He added: "The incident is being treated as non-suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner."

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