Person dies after being struck by train in Cheltenham
A train struck a person near Cheltenham Spa train station last night.
At 9.14pm, the driver of the CrossCountry service 7.08pm Nottingham to Cardiff Central, struck the person on the approach to the station.
The incident happened about ¼ mile north of Alstone Lane crossing, which has a manually controlled barrier level.
A spokesman for Network Rail said all trains were put on stop and a block was put on with London North West services between Bristol and Birmingham.
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Other services were held stationary while Network Rail staff dealt with the incident and a replacement CrossCountry driver was sent out by road from Bristol.
After taking a statement from the train driver, the incident was declared non suspicious by the British Transport Police at 21.36pm.
Network Rail and emergency services arrived on site at 9.40pm and retrieved the deceased.
The Up Main line re-opened at 10.12pm and Dignity Funeral Services arrived on site at 10.30pm to remove the body.
The Up and Down lines at Cheltenham were re-opened at 11.13pm.
A daylight inspection of the area will take place this morning.