Posted: Thu 4th Feb 2016

Person killed after being struck by a train near Shotton station

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Feb 4th, 2016

All train lines between Chester and Flint were closed last night as emergency services dealt an ‘incident’ near Shotton train station. 

The emergency services were called just after 10pm after a person was struck by a train near Shotton station.

It’s believed the train involved was the 19.21 eastbound train from Holyhead to Birmingham International.

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Officers from British Transport Police, North Wales and Cheshire police were seen racing towards Station Road in Queensferry, while the Hawarden based police helicopter hovered in various locations between Queensferry and Shotton for around 20 minutes.

A number of police vehicles were seen along station road near to the railway bridge in Queensferry, a fire engine with a high powered lighting gantry was brought in from near by Deeside fire station.

An area of embankment next to the railway bridge was illuminated while police used ladders to access the tracks above.

A spokesperson fro British Transport Police said.

“We were called to the line in the Deeside area on Wednesday 3 February following a report of a person being struck by a train.

“Officers attended the incident, which was reported to police at 10.05pm, and a man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the Coroner.”

Train services between Holyhead and Chester were disrupted for around two hours, Network rail said all lines reopened at 12.50pm.

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