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Southeastern train delays between Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells and Orpington after person hit by train

23 April 2014
by Claire McWethy

Southeastern Trains is warning of delays to west Kent services after a woman was hit by a train this morning.

The fatal crash happened near Petts Wood and involved the 10.30am service from Charing Cross to Tunbridge Wells.

Two services between Sevenoaks and Charing Cross have so far been cancelled, and one between Charing Cross and Tunbridge Wells.

Services were delayed after a woman was hit by a train. Picture @JoshBythesea

Services were delayed after a woman was hit by a train. Picture: @JoshBythesea

Delays are expected to continue to affect services on the Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells line, with the possibility of cancellations while British Transport Police carry out their investigations.

It is hoped the line will be re-opened later today.

 "These are very sad circumstances and we are doing everything we can to work with the emergency services" - Southeastern spokesman

A spokesman for Southeastern Trains said: "These are very sad circumstances and we are doing everything we can to work with the emergency services.

"When something like this happens our first priority is to inform the British Transport Police and look after the passengers which are stuck on trains, as well as the driver because it is obviously a shocking incident for them."

London Buses will accept Southeastern ticket holders on all routes between Lewisham and St Mary Cray in both directions.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The incident is currently being treated as non-suspicious and a file will be prepared for the Coroner.

 “No formal identification has yet taken place.”

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