Woman killed by train at Knebworth Station

A woman died last night (Thursday) when she was struck by a train at Knebworth Station. Emergency services were called to the station at 7.51 after reports that a person had been hit by a 125 train travelling at over 100mph. Ambulance crews and police fou

A woman died last night (Thursday) when she was struck by a train at Knebworth Station.

Emergency services were called to the station at 7.51 after reports that a person had been hit by a 125 train travelling at over 100mph.

Ambulance crews and police found the victim close to the northbound platform. The train came to a halt at Stevenage.

Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson who attended the incident said: "Unfortunately there was nothing the crews could do to save the woman and she was confirmed dead at the scene. Our thoughts are with her family at this tragic time."


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A spokesman for British Transport Police said: "The train involved was the 7pm Kings Cross to Newcastle rail service.

"The incident was reported to police at 7.25pm and was attended by BTP and Hertfordshire Constabulary. Police are treating the incident as non-suspicious."

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The railway line was handed back to Network Rail at 9.15pm.

This is the fourth fatality on the local rail network this year and the second at Knebworth. The other two have been at Stevenage and Langford.

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