Rail death update: Lines reopened, but services still subject to delays

Train services along the West Coast Main Line have resumed, following a fatal incident early this morning.

All lines have now reopened between Milton Keynes Central and London Euston/Clapham Junction. However trains between these stations may still be delayed by up to 50 minutes.

The Caledonian Sleeper service from Inverness to London Euston is among the services being affected by this disruption.

Disruption expected to continue until approximately midday.

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The incident this morning saw a person struck by a train at 6.40am in Leighton Buzzard.

A Network Rail spokesman said: “The incident resulted in the temporary suspension of all passenger services, with knock-on delays felt further north in Birmingham, Stafford, Crewe, Manchester and Liverpool.

Trains began moving slowly past the scene of the incident shortly before 8am.

Emergency services and Network Rail staff, who arrived on site shortly before 7am, are now working to get things back to normal for customers as soon as possible.”

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London Midland passengers may use their tickets on Virgin Trains services on any reasonable route.

Virgin Trains passengers may use their tickets on the following:

Chiltern Railways between Birmingham Moor Street and London Marylebone;

East Midlands Trains between Sheffield and London St Pancras International;

First Great Western between Reading and London Paddington;

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First TransPennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street and Leeds;

London Midland on any reasonable route;

Northern Rail between Preston and Leeds and also between Carlisle and Newcastle;

Virgin Trains East Coast between Edinburgh and London Kings Cross.