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Station closed after man killed by train

POLICE closed off Solihull Station for most of Tuesday, after a man was hit and killed by a train.

POLICE closed off Solihull Station for most of Tuesday, after a man was hit and killed by a train.

The building was shut to passengers following the incident, which happened at about 10.45am.

The man had not been identified as the Solihull News went to press, but British Transport Police (BTP) have said that they are not treating the death as suspicious.

Rail passengers faced disruptions following the incident and while trains were running in both directions by early-afternoon, the station was still closed when the Solihull News visited at 3pm.

Both London Midland and Chiltern Railway services were able to use the station from about 4.30pm - once police had completed their investigation.

A BTP spokesman said that West Midlands Ambulance Service had been called following the incident, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

It’s understood that the train involved in the incident was the Cross Country Newcastle to Reading.

Travellers were left stranded on-board, until a replacement driver arrived at the scene.

An investigation into the full circumstances of the incident continues.

Anyone with information should call BTP on 0800 40 50 40.

 

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