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Woman killed by train at crossing in Bishop's Stortford

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A woman died when she was hit by a train on a railway crossing in Bishop's Stortford on Monday evening (December 20).

Police are not treating the incident as suspicious.

Emergency services were called to the Cannons Mill Lane pedestrian crossing, just north of Grange Paddocks. Police and paramedics carrying torches searched the track south of the crossing.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said that officers were called to the line near Bishop's Stortford railway station at 5.46pm following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

"Paramedics also attended, however sadly a woman was pronounced dead at the scene," he said.

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

Lines between London Liverpool Street and Cambridge were blocked for almost four hours until about 9.30pm and several services were cancelled.

Train operator Greater Anglia arranged for a limited supply of replacement buses to operate from the Bishop's Stortford and Stansted Airport stations.

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