Posted: Wed 25th Oct 2017

Train services between Shotton and Chester suspended last night due to person being hit by a train.

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Oct 25th, 2017

The train line between Shotton and Chester was closed late last night following reports a person was hit by a train.

It’s believed the incident happened near Walls Avenue in Chester, it runs between the main Shotton to Chester train line and Sealand Road close the racecourse. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

An update posted on Arriva Trains Wales website at 10.30pm on Wednesday night said; ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

‘Due to a person being hit by a train between Shotton and Chester all lines are closed. Train services through these stations may be subject to disruption on all routes. ‘ ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Trains travelling between Holyhead and Chester were disrupted due to the closure and road transport was laid on to get commuters to their destinations. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

For some travelling from the south to north Wales it was the second disruption of the day after a person was struck and sadly killed by a train at Harrow and Wealdstone station on Wednesday afternoon, the incident caused major delays to commuters heading out of Euston. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

In a brief update Cheshire Police said via social media; ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Numerous Police resources around Walls Avenue, Chester this evening regarding an incident there. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Full circumstances are unclear at the moment but this is a reminder that railway tracks are dangerous places.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Arriva Trains said the line reopend at 12.05am – the condition of the person hit by the train in Chester is not known. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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