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Trains diverted while police deal with incident at East Malling railway station

Police have confirmed a man has died after being hit by a train at East Malling railway station this morning.

Emergency services rushed to the scene in large numbers just before 7.30am.

Trains were diverted and buses were arranged to operate via Maidstone East throughout the morning.

East Malling station. Library image.
East Malling station. Library image.

Witnesses reported seeing at least five police cars and three ambulances at the scene, which has been cordoned off. 

A British Transport Police spokesperson said: "At 7.23am police were called to East Malling railway station where it was reported that a person had been struck by a train.

"Unfortunately attending officers found a deceased male at the location.

"His death is not believed to be suspicious".

Southeastern had advised passengers travelling to Maidstone from either Bromley or Ashford to go via Tonbridge and Paddock Wood, and then catch the Medway valley line to Maidstone West.

Buses were also operating between Otford and Sevenoaks and Maidstone East, while a shuttle train service is in service between Maidstone East and Ashford International.

Normal service was resumed just before midday.

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