Person hit by train at Welwyn Garden City

09:14 27 April 2012

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A MAN has been killed after being hit by a train in Welwyn Garden City this morning (Friday).

British Transport Police (BTP) officers were called to the town’s railway station at 6.45am.

The train involved was First Capital Connect’s 6.23am London King’s Cross to Peterborough service.

A BTP spokesman said: “BTP and Hertfordshire Constabulary officers attended the incident, which is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

“Paramedics from East of England Ambulance Service also attended by the man, believed to be 56-years-old and from Welwyn Garden City, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Welwyn Garden City rail station was closed following the incident, although re-opened just after 8am.

The Twentieth Mile Bridge at Broadwater Road was also closed to traffic for a time.

At this time delays of up to 30 minutes continue on services between London and Stevenage, which run through Welwyn Hatfield and Potters Bar.

Some trains are being diverted via the Hertford Loop.

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