Hitchin railway station: Man hit by train died at scene, police confirm

PUBLISHED: 11:31 14 November 2017

Emergency presence outside Hitchin railway station. Picture: Ivan Childs

Emergency presence outside Hitchin railway station. Picture: Ivan Childs


A man who was hit by a train at Hitchin railway station yesterday evening was pronounced dead at the scene, police have now confirmed.

A British Transport Police spokesman said this morning that officers were called at 8.47pm, and attended alongside paramedics.

Sadly, a 42-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed.

Police are not treating the death as suspicious. A file will be prepared for the coroner.

Services on the Great Northern line were disrupted between Stevenage and Arlesey after the incident, with some lines blocked, but these reopened after about an hour.

Related articles

More news stories

An elderly woman from Letchworth has had her hair shaved off for Macmillan Cancer Support and has raised more than £1,000.


A drug-addled robber who targeted supermarkets in Biggleswade has been jailed.


A man with a hammer smashed up windows at Biggleswade’s Crown Hotel in the early hours of this morning.


Labour activists from Hitchin and Letchworth addressed the national party conference in Liverpool yesterday.

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the The Comet e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

The Comet weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy