Updated: Man dies after being hit by train in Todmorden

A man died after being hit by a train in Todmorden yesterday (Monday).

Tuesday, 29th April 2014, 10:48 am

The incident happened at around 3.50pm in the Summit East Tunnel,

Police are not treating the man’s death as suspicious and are trying to formally identify him.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “We were called shortly after 3.50pm on Monday, April 28, following reports that a person had been struck by a train at Summit East Tunnel, Todmorden.

“Our officers attended, alongside colleagues from the West Yorkshire Police and North West Regional Ambulance Service, and discovered a man had been struck and killed by a train.

“The incident is not being treated as suspicious and officers are now working to formally identify the deceased.

“We will then assist in the compilation of a report for the coroner.”

Trains were cancelled between Hebden Bridge and Rochdale and a bus replacement service was in place. The lines were handed back to Network Rail at 5.55pm and normal service had resumed by 8pm.