A man has died after being hit by a train in County Durham.
British Transport Police and emergency services were called to Croxdale Viaduct, Sunderland Bridge at around 5.45am this morning, September 3rd, following a report of a person struck by a train.
Officers from BTP and Durham Constabulary attended the incident, alongside colleagues from North East Ambulance Service. A man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident is currently not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”
Police are currently working to identify the man and inform his family.
Train delays on CrossCountry, First Transpennine Express, Northern Rail and Virgin Trains East Coast between Newcastle and Darlington have reduced from 90 to 30 minutes.
Disruptions occurred as emergency services and the British Transport Police dealt with an incident at Durham at around 6am this morning, September 3rd.
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A generally cloudy and cool day with some outbreaks of showery rain which could be heavy at times during the afternoon.
Windy, especially near the coast.
Maximum Temperature 14°C.
There are currently delays of up to one hour on CrossCountry, First Transpennine Express, Northern Rail and Virgin Trains East Coast between Newcastle and Darlington due to emergency services dealing with an incident at Durham.
- CrossCountry between Newcastle and Plymouth / Southampton Central
- First TransPennine Express between Newcastle and Liverpool Lime Street
- Northern Rail between Newcastle and Saltburn
- Virgin Trains East Coast between Edinburgh and London Kings Cross
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Rather cloudy with some sunny spells and scattered showers, these occasionally heavy.
Feeling cool with brisk northwesterly winds, especially near coasts.
Winds becoming strong near coasts later in the night. Maximum Temperature 15°C.