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Man killed after being hit by train - major disruptions
UPDATE 4pm: Rail services are returning to normal and disruption on the route is expected until 4.45pm.
UPDATE 3.06pm: A Network Rail spokesman said the fitter had carried out repair work on the train and expects the line to be re-opened shortly.
The train will undergo further examination upon its arrival at Worcester Shrub Hill.
UPDATE 2.37pm: A spokesman for the British Transport Police has confirmed the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Efforts are being made to identify him and inform his family.
“BTP and Gloucestershire Constabulary officers attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 12.20pm and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.
“Paramedics from Great Western Ambulance Service also attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the identity of the man and inform his family."
UPDATE 2.15pm: A Network Rail spokesman has confirmed the first train to be up and running will be the 14.09 service from Worcester to Paddington.
The other line remains closed while work is carried out to determine whether the train can be removed. The 80 passengers are currently still on board.
"We are waiting for a fitter to give an initial estimate of what damage is and whether it can be fixed or not," he said.
"If it cannot be fixed people will have to be evacuated."
UPDATE 1.42pm: The death is not being treated as suspicious by the British Transport Police.
There is currently no service between Worcester Shrub Hill and Oxford.
UPDATE 1.25pm: A Network Rail spokesman has confirmed the man struck by the train has died.
The incident happened near a bridge over the line at Dorn, near Moreton in Marsh.
Both lines are currently blocked and the train cannot be moved until maintenance work is carried out.
Network Rail staff, British Transport Police and ambulance crews are all at the scene and all trains are now terminating at Oxford and Worcester.
MAJOR disruptions are being experienced on the main Hereford to London Paddington line after a person was hit by a train.
British Transport Police confirmed the incident happened at about 12.17pm at Aston Magna, near Moreton in Marsh, causing delays between Worcester and London.
First Great Western is reporting major disruption to its service on the line and replacement transport is being provided.
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