Person hit by train on key Sussex railway line

A person has been hit by a train on a major Sussex railway line, causing widespread delays.

At around 10.30am this morning, Southern tweeted: "It is with great sadness that we report a person has been hit by a train between Three Bridges and Horsham.

"All lines are blocked between these stations whilst the emergency services work to deal with this incident."

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As one of the main routes connecting Sussex to London, the incident is having a knock-on impact on train services further afield.

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According to the Southern Rail website, disruption to the network is expected to last until 1pm.

British Transport Police has been approached for more information.