Person hit by train on Newcraighall to Newtongrange line

A PERSON has died after being hit by a train between Newcraighall in Edinburgh and Newtongrange, Midlothian.

Monday, 3rd July 2017, 3:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:30 am
Pic Lisa Ferguson

The incident occurred just before midday. Railway services using the line have been suspended and authorities will be working to provide replacement transport.

A spokesman for British Transport Police has said officers are working on identifying the individual so that they can inform their family as soon as possible: “We attended along with colleagues from the Scottish Ambulance Service but sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Officers are now working to identify the person and inform their family.

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“The incident is not currently being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the Procurator Fiscal.”

Transport disruption is expected to continue till 2pm.