Lines reopen after person dies on railway near Horsham

Lines have reopened after a person died after being ‘hit by a train’ near Horsham.

Services remain disrupted while Southern reinstates the timetable, the firm said.

It urged passengers to check journey planners and allow extra time to travel.

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British Transport Police said officers were called to the line in Horsham at 11.07am following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

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Southern Rail added that all lines were blocked between Horsham and Arundel after a person was ‘hit by a train’.

A police spokesman added: “Paramedics also attended however sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers are now working to identify the person and inform their family.”

The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner, said police.

Disruption is expected until around 2.30pm today, said Southern.