Man dies after being hit by train at Wivelsfield

Emergency intervention unit at Wivelsfield. Photo by Eddie Howland

Emergency intervention unit at Wivelsfield. Photo by Eddie Howland

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A man has died after being struck by a train near Wivelsfield station, police have said.

Members of the British Transport Police (BTP) along with paramedics were called to the incident at about 4.05pm this evening (Monday, October 17).

Queues at Haywards Heath station

Queues at Haywards Heath station

A spokesman for BTP said a man was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner,” the spokesman added.

“The incident is not being treated as suspicious.”

Delays of up to an hour are being reported between Gatwick Airport and Brighton/Lewes due to the incident.

Southern Rail tweeted to say the line has now reopened, but residual delays are expected to last until 8pm and Wivelsfield station will remain closed.

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