BREAKING NEWS: Trains now running again after train fatality earlier today

Scene of the train fatality, about 200 yards from the Glebe Road level-crossing in Little Bowden. (PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER)
Scene of the train fatality, about 200 yards from the Glebe Road level-crossing in Little Bowden. (PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER)

Trains between Market Harborough railway station and Kettering are now running again although some alterations are possible after a man was hit by a train earlier this afternoon.

A replacement bus service was in operation earlier this afternoon but journeys are now being brought back in line with the timetable.

A spokesman for East Midlands Trains said at 1.30pm today: “Please note that the line has re-opened and trains will no longer be diverted and are now able to call at Market Harborough.

“Delays of up to 45 minutes and some alterations are likely whilst we return to a normal timetable.”

Trains were initially being diverted away from Market Harborough with delays of up to 60 minutes being reported.

Replacement buses were running at Leicester, Market Harborough and Kettering stations.

We understand that a man was killed after being hit by a train about 200 yards from the Glebe Road level-crossing in Little Bowden.

Photographer Andrew Carpenter was on the scene.

He said: “The train stopped a few hundreds yards down the track after the Glebe Road crossing. There were about three police cars, paramedics and a fire engine there.”

The air ambulance was also called and landed in a field off Braybrooke Road.

It is believed that about 90 passengers were on the train that hit the man, and the train was waiting on the track for about 45 minutes while the emergency services dealt with the incident.

The 999 call was made at about 11.50am.

A spokesman for East Midlands Train said earlier: “Services travelling between Kettering and Leicester are facing delays this afternoon after a person was hit by a train at Market Harborough shortly before midday.

“Our immediate thoughts are for the family of the person involved.”

Story by Alex Blackwell.

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