Woman killed on railway causes delays on First Capital Connect services

PUBLISHED: 12:05 16 August 2013 | UPDATED: 12:08 16 August 2013

Stevenage Railway Station

Stevenage Railway Station


A WOMAN was killed on the railway last night (Thursday).

Stevenage Train Station SignStevenage Train Station Sign

The aftermath of the tragedy, at Stevenage station, led to severe delays on routes passing through the area, including those from and to Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield and Potters Bar.

The woman, who was in her 40s and from Bedford, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesman for the British Transport Police said: “BTP officers were called to Stevenage rail station on Thursday, August 15, after a report of a woman being struck by a train.

“The incident was reported to BTP at 10.25pm and was also attended by Hertfordshire Constabulary officers and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

“Medics from East of England Ambulance Service also attended, but the woman, believed to be in her 40s and from Bedford, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The woman’s family has been informed and officers are now working to prepare a file for the coroner.”

A First Capital Connect spokesman told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “The delays were up to 55 minutes as a result of an incident at Stevenage last night that affected services which pass through the East Coast Mainline.

“Also a lot of services were regulated behind express services, which led to further delays.”

Stevenage station reopened at 1.30am.

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