UPDATE: Disruption to services following death on the track at Market Harborough station

Market Harborough station
Market Harborough station

Rail services have now resumed following this morning’s fatality on the train line near Market Harborough station.

East Midlands Trains (EMT) say the line has now re-opened following the incident just before 9am this morning (Tuesday), but there is still considerable disruption to services.

An EMT spokesman said: “Some of our trains on the route have been diverted in both directions between Kettering and Leicester. We are currently working to re-introduce the normal timetable. Whilst we re-position trains and our train crew, some of our trains on the route may not run. Our normal train service is expected to resume on the affected route at around 1300.

“Our trains are likely to experience extended delays, alterations and cancellations. Advance purchase tickets may be used on other trains, than booked on the affected route. Other train operators will accept East Midlands Trains tickets.

“An hourly replacement bus service continues to run between Leicester, Market Harborough, Kettering and Corby. These arrangements will remain in place until the train service recovers.”

Emergency services attended the scene this morning after a person was hit by a train.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “We were called to Market Harborough station at 8.52am on Tuesday, 17 November to reports of a person being struck by a train.

“Colleagues from Leicestershire Police, and East Midlands Ambulance Service also attended, and a person was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The incident is not being treated as suspicious, and officers are now working to identify the person and inform their family.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”