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Person hit and killed by train near Bishop’s Stortford

A person has been hit and killed by a train on the West Anglia line near Bishop’s Stortford today (Tuesday, April 2).

British Transport Police confirmed: “Officers were called to the line near Bishop’s Stortford at around 10.30am today (April 2) following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

“Paramedics also attended, however, 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.”

Just before 12.30pm, Greater Anglia reported that the emergency services had decided it was safe for services to resume between Harlow Town and Cambridge and Stansted Airport. However, ongoing disruptions, including cancellations, are still expected until at least 1pm.

For travellers, a limited number of rail replacement buses are operating between Bishop’s Stortford and Stansted Airport.

Greater Anglia tickets are being accepted on Great Northern services between Kings Cross and Cambridge and the London Underground. Thameslink is also conveying Greater Anglia passengers between London St Pancras and Cambridge.

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