A person has been hit by a train near York this morning (Wednesday).
LNER first posted about the incident at 7.47am to say that there was an incident on the line.
The train operator then issued this update at 8.35am: “It is with great sadness that we report that a person has been hit by a train between York and Northallerton.”
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All lines were closed while the emergency services deal with the incident. They have now reopened, but disruption is set to continue until the middle of the afternoon.
“As the service recovers, trains may be cancelled, severely delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised.
“We anticipate major disruption will continue until 3pm.”
CrossCountry, Grand Central, Lumo, and TransPennine Express are also affected.
One passenger told YorkMix: “It’s been and still is chaos but the LNER team has been amazing.”