Posted: Fri 1st May 2015

Women killed by a train at Shotton train station

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, May 1st, 2015

A woman has died after being hit by a train at Shotton lower level station. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The incident happened just before 11am close to the Shotton lower level platform, lines on the North Wales Coast Line between Shotton and Chester were blocked as emergency services dealt with the incident. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

British Transport Police said officers were called to Shotton station following a report of a person hit by a train. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and that officers are now working to identify the woman and inform her family. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Police say the incident is not currently being treated as suspicious. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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One resident who lives close to the station said they heard the train horn sounding and screams coming from the platform which they believed to be people trying to warn the train driver. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The line has since reopened. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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