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Person dies after being hit by train

Lines reopened, but delays expected until 2pm

The incident happened between Starcross and Powderham at around 1000 this morning. 

British Transport Police said in a statement: "Shortly after 10.00am today (17/1) British Transport Police were called to the track close to Starcross train station following reports that a person had been hit by a train.

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

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

The line has now reopened, but delays are expected until 1400. 

Updates as we have them.

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