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29 February 2012, 10:58
An investigations started after a man was hit by a train in York this morning, causing major train delays.
The man was hit by a train close to Ploughman’s Close in Copmanthorpe before 9am this morning.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene, it’s not being treated as suspicious.
As of 10:45 this morning National Rail Enquiries website said “Trains on all routes through York are being delayed by up to 90 minutes.”
A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said:
”BTP officers were called to the line on Wednesday, 29 February following a report of a man being struck by a train.
“BTP and North Yorkshire Police officers attended the incident which was reported to police at 8.50am.
“Paramedics from Yorkshire Ambulance Service also attended the incident, which is currently being treated as non-suspicious, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Officers are currently at the scene and enquiries are on-going to establish the man’s identity and inform his next of kin.”
The train involved was the 6.30am Birmingham to Newcastle service.
For information regarding train disruptions, contact National Rail 08457 48 49 50.