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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.
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."
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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