Person dies after being hit by train near Hertfordshire

Trains between London Euston, Watford Junction and Milton Keynes Central were cancelled after a person was hit by a train

Trains between London Euston, Watford Junction and Milton Keynes Central were cancelled after a person was hit by a train at Cheddington - Credit: Will Durrant

A person has died after being hit by a train on the Buckingham-Hertfordshire border.

British Transport Police confirmed that a person died following an incident at around 6pm this evening (Thursday, April 28).

Lines were blocked between Watford Junction and Bletchley, with disruption at stations in Hertfordshire and north London, including London Euston.

British Transport Police confirmed a person has died on the tracks between Bletchley and Watford Junction

British Transport Police confirmed a person has died on the tracks between Bletchley and Watford Junction - Credit: Will Durrant

A British Transport Police spokesperson said: "Officers were called to Cheddington station at 6pm following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

"Paramedics also attended, but sadly, a person was pronounced dead at the scene.

"This incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner."

London Northwestern Railway and Avanti West Coast passengers faced rail cancellations, but trains are able to run again.

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A National Rail spokesperson previously said: "Some lines have reopened between Watford Junction and Milton Keynes Central following the earlier incident where a person was hit by a train."

A London Northwestern Railway spokesperson previously said: "Due to the emergency services dealing with an incident near the railway between Watford Junction and Bletchley all lines are blocked."

London Northwestern Railways tickets were accepted on:

  • Avanti West Coast trains via any reasonable route,
  • Chiltern Railways between London Marylebone and Birmingham Moor Street,
  • CrossCountry between Birmingham New Street and Nuneaton or Tamworth,
  • East Midlands Railway between Crewe and Derby, and between London St Pancras International and Derby,
  • London Overground between London Euston and Watford Junction,
  • Thameslink between London St Pancras International and Bedford,
  • West Midlands Railway between Nuneaton or Coventry and Leamington Spa,
  • Arriva Buses route 500 between Tring, Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead, Apsley, Kings Langley and Watford.

Avanti West Coast tickets were accepted on:

  • Chiltern Railways routes between London and Birmingham,
  • London North Eastern Railway routes between King's Cross and Edinburgh,
  • Northern between Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester Piccadilly or Crewe,
  • East Midlands Railway between London St Pancras International and Derby.
Disruption at London Euston began at around 6pm

Disruption at London Euston began at around 6pm - Credit: Will Durrant

"Ticket acceptance" between Avanti West Coast and other London operators was put in place this evening (April 28)

"Ticket acceptance" between Avanti West Coast and other London operators was put in place this evening (April 28) - Credit: Avanti West Coast

If you are affected by this incident and would like mental health help and support, you can call the NHS on 111 and press option 2 for the 24/7 first response service. Alternatively, contact a Samaritan on 116 123 or via email at jo@samaritans.org.

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