Woman dies after being hit by train at Thorne level crossing

Northern Rail.
Northern Rail.

A woman has died after being hit by a train in Doncaster this morning.

Northern Rail services between Doncaster and Hull are being delayed following the incident at around 9.10am.

It is understood that a woman was hit by a train on the level crossing between Thorne and Moorends on Marshland Road.

The train involved was the 06.50 Scarborough – Doncaster Northern Rail service.

A spokesman for Northern Rail said: “There were approximately 30 customers on board, one conductor and one driver, all of whom will be offered counselling and support.”

The train was understood to be approaching Thorne North station when the woman was hit.

British Transport Police officers spent much of the morning at the scene.

A BTP spokesman said: “Our officers were called to Thorne Level Crossing, Moorends Road, Doncaster at around 9.10am on Tuesday, 24 March following reports of a person being struck by a train.

“Colleagues from South Yorkshire Police and Yorkshire Ambulance service also attended but a woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner

“Officers are currently working to identify the woman and inform their family.”

The entire route between Bridlington and Sheffield could be subjected to delays.

Passengers have been told to expect delays of up to 30 minutes while services recover. This is expected to continue to at least 1pm.

The level crossing is also closed while officers deal with the incident.

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No further details are available about the person struck by the train.