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Police and paramedics at railway crossing in Bishop's Stortford amid reports of person hit by train

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Emergency services are at a railway crossing in Bishop's Stortford this evening (Monday December 20) amid reports of a person being hit by a train.

A train has stopped at the Cannons Mill Lane pedestrian crossing, just north of Grange Paddocks. Police and ambulance service medics carrying torches are searching the track south of the crossing.

According to train operator Greater Anglia, a person has been hit by a train "between Stansted Mountfitchet and HarlowTown" and lines between London Liverpool Street and Cambridge are blocked.

It says trains to and from these stations may be cancelled, delayed or revised, and disruption is expected until further notice.

It also says: "Sadly due to a person being hit by a train, trains are currently suspended between Bishop's Stortford and Audley End / Stansted Airport."

A limited supply of replacement buses has been arranged. These are expected at Bishop's Stortford and Stansted Airport stations at about 7pm.

Greater Anglia tweeted at 6pm that the 17.50 Cambridge to Liverpool Street (18.24 Stansted Mountfitchet) service and 19.28 Liverpool Street to Cambridge North (20.21 Stansted Mountfitchet) would be cancelled "due to a person hit by a train".

The 18.42 Cambridge North to Liverpool Street (19.30 Bishop's Stortford) and 19.52 Cambridge North to Liverpool Street (20.41 Harlow Town) trains have also been cancelled.

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