Update: Train line re-opens after ‘local man’ killed after being hit by train in Keswick
PUBLISHED: 09:56 23 June 2014
A man believed to be in his 40s has died after being hit by a Norwich to Liverpool Lime Street train in Keswick.
Police were called to the railway crossing at Low Road, Keswick, south of Norwich, at 8.02am.
British Transport Police said a man, believed to be from the local area, was struck by a train and killed.
His death is not being treated as suspicious, and officers are trying to identify him.
A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “Shortly before 8.10am on Monday, June 23, we received reports of a person having been struck by a train at Keswick foot crossing at Cringleford, near Norwich.
“Our officers attended, alongside colleagues from Norfolk Constabulary and discovered a man, believed to be in his 40s and from the local area, had been struck and killed by a train.
“The incident is not being treated as suspicious and officers will now work to formally identify the deceased and inform his family.”
Shortly after the collision, Great Anglia tweeted: “#Wymondham-due to a person hit by a train, Cambridge-Norwich services may be cancelled/delayed at short notice”.
Nearby villagers flagged down motorists before they reached the crossing to warn them to turn back.
In an updated statement posted on its website at 9.49am, Greater Anglia said: “Following a person hit by a train earlier at Wymondham all lines have now reopened.
“Train services between Norwich and Cambridge are returning to normal but some services may still be delayed by up to 10 mins at short notice. Disruption is expected until 10:30 23/06.”
It gave the following customer advice: “All trains were stopped whilst emergency services attended to the incident. The train involved with the incident was the 07:57 Norwich to Liverpool Lime Street East Midlands Trains service.
“The first Abellio Greater Anglia services affected were the 07:04 Cambridge to Norwich and the 08:40 Norwich to Cambridge departure, which started from Wymondham.
“The 09:40 from Norwich to Cambridge has departed Norwich on time.
“We thank you for your patience and understanding whilst the problem was resolved.
The fire service sent one pump from Earlham to the scene after being called at 8.13am. They arrived at 8.22am, and were stood down at 8.37am.
One air ambulance was sent to the scene, together with a response car, ambulance and paramedic officer.