Rail delays after woman hit by train at Bristol Parkway
-A woman's body has been found on the railway line near Coalpit Heath having been hit by a train, causing delays on several services.
-The lines are now open, having been re-opened at 12.30pm.
There were delays on trains through Bristol Parkway this morning after a woman was hit by a train near the station.
The woman was hit near Coalpit Heath, between Parkway and Westerleigh.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Wednesday, May 22 2013
British Transport Police confirmed that a body was found at Coalpit Heath. Once forensic removal of the body was completed the lines were re-opened at 12.30pm.
A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: “BTP officers attended the railway line at Coalpit Heath, South Gloucestershire after a report of a body on the line.
“The incident was reported to BTP at 9.53am by the driver of a passing train – the 08.15hrs London Paddington to Cardiff Central service.
“Officers from Avon & Somerset Police and local paramedics also attended and located the body of a woman with injuries consistent with having been hit by a train.
“The incident is currently being treated as non-suspicious.
“Officers are working to confirm the woman’s identity and inform her family.
“A file will be prepared for the Coroner.”
Some services were diverted via the Severn Tunnel, and a couple of services from London Paddington to Cardiff had to be cancelled.
*For information about delays/disruption to rail services, contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50