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Man died after being struck by train at Bromsgrove station
11:46am Tuesday 1st October 2013 in Local
A MAN died after being struck by a train at Bromsgrove Railway Station last night, (September 30).
The emergency services, including medics from West Midlands Ambulance Service and officers from British Transport Police (BTP) and West Mercia Police, were called to the incident which happened at about 5.30pm.
On arrival they discovered the body of a man, who is in his 50s and believed to be from Bromsgrove. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and is yet to be formally identified.
A BTP spokesman said the incident was being treated as non-suspicious.
He added a file would be prepared for the coroner, and the family of the man had been made aware.
The train involved was a freight service, travelling between Beeston and Cardiff.
A West Mercia Police spokesman said as the incident took place close to the Aston Fields station, it had been distressing for the people nearby who had witnessed it.
Following the incident rail users suffered delays as services, to and from Worcester and Hereford, were diverted.
Both lines were blocked, with trains diverted via the Snow Hill line.
For a period coaches operated between Bromsgrove, Longbridge and Droitwich until the rail line reopened at 7pm, with trains running at a reduced speed.
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