Railway reopens after man's death

North Yorkshire Moors Railway Photo: ITV Calendar

A railway on which a worker died after becoming trapped between two trains will reopen today. The man died on the North Yorkshire Heritage Railway in an incident at Grosmont Station, at about 12.30pm on Monday.

Paramedics also attended, but the man, who is believed to be in his sixties, was pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation is ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding the man's death. British Transport Police and North Yorkshire Police have been at the station and the Rail Accident Investigation Branch has been informed. All services have now been suspended on the NYMR.

Grosmont, six miles from Whitby, is the northern terminus of the heritage railway. It is a popular and well-known tourist attraction which runs steam trains through spectacular moorland scenery on an 18-mile route from Grosmont to Pickering.

There is an intersection at Grosmont between the NYMR heritage line and regular train services between Middlesbrough and Whitby. Around the station there are workshops and other sidings used by the NYMR.