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Man in his 30s killed in incident involving Stansted Express train at Sawbridgeworth railway station




A man in his 30s died in a collision with a Stansted Express train at Sawbridgeworth on Saturday night (April 10).

A spokeswoman for British Transport Police said: "BTP officers were called to an area of railway near Sawbridgeworth station at 9.58pm on Saturday following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

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

The level crossing and footbridge at Sawbridgeworth railway station. Pic: Vikki Lince (46134653)
The level crossing and footbridge at Sawbridgeworth railway station. Pic: Vikki Lince (46134653)

"This incident is not being treated as suspicious."

The train involved was the 9.42pm Stansted Express from the airport to London Liverpool Street.

Services in both directions were suspended and the train involved was stationary for about four hours until the track was reopened at 1.49am.

According to one of the six passengers on it, police at the scene said that the man was with a group of people at the time.

The East of England Ambulance Service sent an ambulance, three vehicles from its hazardous area response team (HART), a senior paramedic who was operations manager on the shift and a rapid response vehicle from the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance charity.

An inquest into the man's death will be held by a coroner.



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