Rail services blocked near Birmingham after train hits person

Published on : Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Birmingham stationOn Monday afternoon, a train hit and killed a person, halting train services near Birmingham around 1 p.m. Following the incident, all the rail lines were blocked between Coventry and Birmingham International.

According to the British Transport Police, the person who has died at the spot is yet to be identified.

A spokesperson of British Transport Police said that they had called prior to 1.10 pm immediately after they had received a report mentioning that a person had bit struck by a particular train.

Officers from the British Transport Police are present at the station, accompanying the local ambulance. The person who has been struck down as been pronounced dead at the scene of the incident.

The police officers are making efforts to identify the person who has died, because his family needs to be informed.

After the fatal incident, the rail lines between Coventry and Birmingham were all closed. At the same time, the services of CrossCountry, London Midland and Virgin Trains had been affected.

Rail replacement buses are running as a smart alternative to London Midland. The incident has compelled authorities to divert trains via Solihill and to Leamington Spa.

After 2.30 pm, the rail lines were reopened. But then, passengers were warned that the trains might be delayed by up to one hour. Apart from that, they were also warned that no trains would be available for Berkswell.

National Rail then said that such inconvenience would continue till 5 p.m. at least.

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