Man hit by train near Berwick

Berwick station.

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A man has died after being hit by a train near Berwick station.

Trains stopped running between Newcastle and Berwick-upon-Tweed after the man was hit just before 12noon on Tuesday.

Police and paramedics were called to the railway line but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokeswoman said: “Our officers were called to the line close to Berwick-upon-Tweed rail station on Tuesday, November 24 following a report a person had been hit by a train.

“Colleagues from Northumberland Police also attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 12pm and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

“Medics from North East Ambulance Service pronounced the man dead at the scene.”

The spokeswoman added: “Officers are currently working to establish the identity of the man, and inform his family.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

After the man was hit, train services were disrupted and a limited bus replacement service ran between Newcastle and Berwick.

CrossCountry and Virgin Trains East Coast services accepted each others’ tickets and Virgin Trains East Coast passengers were also able to travel on Virgin Trains between London Euston and Edinburgh.

The line was fully open again at around 2.30pm but services may be delayed by up to an hour. Delays are expected until around 4pm.