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Delays on Southeastern services between Dartford and Strood after man killed by train at Swanscombe

10 January 2014
by Thom Morris

A man has died after being hit by a train at Swanscombe this afternoon - sparking earlier delays for commuters.

Police were called to the station at just before 3pm and the man was declared dead at the scene.

Southeastern said all lines were blocked earlier - affecting trains between Strood and Dartford, but these are now getting back to normal.

A person was hit by a train at Swanscombe. Picture Library image

A person was hit by a train at Swanscombe. Picture: Library image

British Transport Police said officers were called to Swanscombe station following a report a man had been hit by a train.

An air ambulance landed nearby, but the man was pronounced dead.

A spokesman said: "BTP and Kent Police officers attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 2.54pm and is currently being treated as non suspicious. 

"Medics from South East Coast Ambulance Service also attended and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Enquiries are ongoing to establish the man's identity and inform his family. A file will be prepared for the coroner."

An air ambulance landed in Swanscombe after a man was hit by a train. Picture Paul Longe

An air ambulance landed in Swanscombe after a man was hit by a train. Picture: Paul Longe

Tickets were accepted on the high-speed services in both directions between Strood and Gravesend and St Pancras, but that's no longer the case.

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