Woman dies after being struck by a train near Stevenage railway station

A police car at Stevenage railway station, not far from where a woman was hit by a train. Officers

A police car at Stevenage railway station, not far from where a woman was hit by a train. Officers have since confirmed a woman sadly died at the scene. - Credit: Archant

A woman has died after being struck by a train close to Stevenage railway station this afternoon, British Transport police have confirmed.

Police, ambulance crews and an air ambulance were called just after 1.30pm after reports that a woman had been hit by a train on the Great Northern line.

It is believed the woman fell from Julians Road and onto the tracks below.

A spokeswoman for the BTP said: “Officers from BTP, Hertfordshire Constabulary and paramedics from the East of England Ambulance Service attended where a woman was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

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


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“At this stage, this incident is being treated as unexplained.”

All lines on the Great Northern service have reopened but major delays of up to 90 minutes to journeys between London King’s Cross and Peterborough/Cambridge are expected to continue until at least 4.30pm.

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Update: Delays are now expected until 7pm.

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