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Lines back open between Llandudno & Chester following distribution due to a person struck by train in Abergele

UPDATE 12pm: all lines have now reopened.

Shortly after 10am today, officers from British Transport Police were called to Abergele station after reports a person was struck by a train.

A spokesperson said:

“Paramedics have also attended however a person has sadly been pronounced dead at the scene. Officers are now working to identify the person and inform their family.

“This incident is not currently being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Previous report: There are delays to rail services between Llandudno Junction and Chester this morning, some of which call at Shotton Lower Level Station, after a person was hit by a train.

The incident is believed to have happened near Abergele, emergency services are on the scene.

An update via www.nationalrail.co.uk states:

“A person being hit by a train between Llandudno Junction and Chester is causing disruption between these stations. Trains may be cancelled or delayed by up to 30 minutes. Disruption is expected until 12:00”

Transport for Wales website states:

Routes affected: Holyhead to chester

First Train(s) affected: 1D11 – 7.09 Birmingham International to Holyhead

Road transport sourced. 2 x buses at Llandudno Junction – 2 x buses at Rhyl – Alpine Coaches & Pat’s Coaches .

Both buse expected to site at 11.45

Delays of up to 120 minutes and last alterations can be expected

Passengers may be entitled to compensation for the delay caused to this journey. Full details of Arriva Trains Wales compensation policy and a claim form can be found at
www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/PassengersCharter/

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