'Emergency incident' disrupts trains at Birmingham's University station

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Bus replacement services are also in place with delays expected until 11:00am. Credit: ITV News Central

A woman has died after an "emergency incident" near University railway station in Birmingham this morning.

Rail services were disrupted - but lines have now been reopened, with the station remaining closed.

A spokesperson for the British Transport Police said: "Police were called to Birmingham University Railway Station at around 6am this morning following reports that a person had been struck by a train.

"Sadly, a woman was pronounced dead at the scene."

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

A statement from West Midlands Ambulance Service says: "We were called to a medical emergency at University Rail Station on Vincent Drive in Birmingham at around 6am.

"An ambulance and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene where, on arrival, crews discovered a female patient.

"Sadly, it quickly became clear that she could not be saved and was confirmed dead at the scene."

National Rail stated: "Lines have reopened following the emergency services dealing with an earlier incident near the railway between Birmingham New Street and Longbridge.

"Trains running between these stations may still be cancelled, revised or terminate at Birmingham New Street."

They added that trains running between these stations may be cancelled, revised or terminate at Birmingham New Street, with the disruption expected to continue until 11:00am.

West Midlands Railway services won't call at University, but rail replacement buses are running between New Street and Longbridge, according to National Rail. Passengers have been told they can use their tickets on any "reasonable" route with National Express West Midlands.

CrossCountry services have been revised to run non-stop between New Street and Longbridge, with no stops at University station.

Passengers have been advised they may still experience delays after this morning's incident.

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