Man hit and killed by train at Torrisholme

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A man has been killed after being hit by a train in Torrisholme.

British Transport Police said they were called at around 10.30am today, Tuesday, along with Lancashire Police and North West Ambulance Service.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “Officers are now working to determine the identity of the deceased and, at this stage, are not treating the death as suspicious.

“Once we have a confirmed identity we will inform the family and prepare a report for the coroner.”

The train involved was the 9.23am Barrow to Manchester Airport service, which struck the man near the Morecambe South Junction.

Northern Rail and Virgin Trains have warned customers of disruption on their Twitter pages.

And the National Rail Enquiries website said: “A person has been hit by a train at Lancaster.

“Because of this, there are delays of up to 60 minutes through this station. These delays will continue until further notice.

“Replacement road transport has been requested to run between Preston and Oxenholme Lake District also Carnforth and Lancaster.”

Shortly before 1pm, Virgin Trains said lines were open but that customers should expect delays of up to one hour

Virgin passengers may use East Coast services and Northern Rail said it was accepting Virgin Trains tickets from passengers heading between Newcastle, Carlisle, Preston and Leeds until further notice.

Today’s fatality is the third railway death locally in recent weeks.