Person hit by train near Hastings

A person has been hit by a train near Hastings, British Transport Police confirmed.

BTP said shortly before 12.30pm today (January 24) British Transport Police were called to the track close to St Leonards Warrior Square station following reports that a person had been hit by a train.

Rail services are to be disrupted until 3pm while emergency services deal with an incident in the Hastings area

Rail services are to be disrupted until 3pm while emergency services deal with an incident in the Hastings area

Officers were sent to the scene, alongside colleagues from Sussex Police and the ambulance service, and treated a person at the scene, BTP added.

BTP said the person was taken to hospital with what are believed to be minor injuries. Read more here.

Train services running through Hastings, Bexhill, Eastbourne, Battle and Ashford International stations may be cancelled or delayed until 3pm, National Rail added.

At 3.30pm National Rail said trains were running normally between Hastings and Eastbourne.

Southern added: “Disruption following a person being hit by a train between Bexhill and Ashford International has now ended.”

According to Southeastern, Network Rail requested power to the lines to be switched off while the emergency services dealt with the incident in the Hastings area.

This also affected Southern Rail services between Bexhill and Ore.

Those travelling on Southeastern were told to use buses between Hastings and Tunbridge Wells.

Southern also said buses ran between Hastings and Tunbridge Wells, and at Tunbridge Wells and Hastings from around 1.15pm.

Brighton and Hove Buses operated on bus route 12 for Brighton, Newhaven, Seaford, Eastbourne; bus route 14, 14A, 14B for Brighton, Newhaven; bus route 23 for Brighton, Lewes, Falmer; bus routes 24, 28, 29, 29B 50 for Brighton, Lewes.

There was mutual ticket acceptance between Thameslink and Southern, London Underground via any reasonable route, and Southeastern between Ashford International and London.

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