Man hit by train near Edinburgh Park station

The incident happened at Edinburgh park. Pic: Kenny Smith
The incident happened at Edinburgh park. Pic: Kenny Smith
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A MAN has died after being hit by a train near Edinburgh Park station.

British Transport Police said the incident occurred around 2pm and that it was not being treated as suspicious.

A BTP spokesman said: “Shortly after 2pm a man died after being struck by a train in the vicinity of Edinburgh Park station.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish his identity. However, there would appear to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and a full report will be submitted to the local Procurator Fiscal.”

Delays of up to 60 minutes are expected on services between Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh.

This disruption is expected to continue until approximately 5pm.

ScotRail is advising passengers to follow the incident on Twitter using the hashtag #EdinburghPark.

A ScotRail spokeswoman said: “Sadly, a person has been struck by a train at Edinburgh Park. The train involved is the 1.15pm Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh service.

“Journeys will take longer due to the need to use diversions or replacement buses. We are working to re-open the line as quickly as possible.”

A reduced service is now running between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street High Level:

from Glasgow Queen Street High Level on the hour and 30 minutes past the hour

from Edinburgh Waverley 15 minutes and 45 minutes past the hour

Services from Edinburgh to Dunblane will start at Linlithgow

Services from Dunblane to Edinburgh will terminate at Linlithgow

Alternative transport is being sourced to run between Bathgate and Livingston South,there is no estimate for arrival as yet.