Man struck by train on railway line between Bristol Parkway and Gloucester
A MAN was struck by a train this morning on the railway line between Bristol Parkway and Gloucester.
A driver working the 7.09am Worcester to Paddington service reported the body on the down line approaching Standish Junction, near Stonehouse in Gloucestershire around 8.10am.
Both lines were closed until 9.40am while the body was recovered, but have now re-opened.
Network Rail is liaising with the train companies to reinstate train services.
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There are delays of up to 30 minutes between Cheltenham Spa / Gloucester and Bristol Parkway / Swindon.
These delays are expected to continue until around 11.30am.
CrossCountry and First Great Western are accepting both types of ticket on any "reasonable route".
First Great Western passengers may also use Arriva Trains Wales services on any reasonable route.
The train involved in the incident has been identified as the First Great Western 7.11am service from Gloucester to Swindon which passed Standish Junction at 7.22am.
A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: "BTP officers were called to the line near to Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, on Wednesday, 30 January following the discovery of a man's body on the tracks. "Officers from BTP and Gloucester Constabulary attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 8.11am and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.
"Medics from Great Western Ambulance Service also attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene, with injuries consistent with being struck by a train.
"Enquiries are ongoing to establish the man's identity and inform his family.
"A file will be prepared for the Coroner."
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