Man pronounced dead after incident on railway tracks near Meadowhall

A man died in an incident on the railway tracks near Meadowhall this morning.

Tuesday, 23rd February 2021, 11:16 am

Emergency services were deployed to the stretch of railway between the shopping centre and Barnsley just before 7am following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

The man, who has not yet been named, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His death is not being treated as suspicious.

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A man died in an incident on the railway near Meadowhall this morning

British Transport Police said: “British Transport Police were called to the line near Sheffield at 6.54am this morning following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

“Paramedics also attended, however sadly a man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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

Trains were cancelled earlier today while the tracks were blocked and replacement bus services were provided.

Services are now running again but some services may still be cancelled, delayed or diverted as a result of the death.