Police have confirmed that a man has died after he was struck by a train on the East Coast Main Line earlier today (September 18). 

Officers from the British Transport Police attended a section of train tracks between Northallerton and York at about 11.25am, following reports that a person was on the tracks.  

Ambulance crews and fire service also attended the scene, but police have since confirmed that a man had died after the incident. 

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A spokesperson for the British Transport Police said: "Officers were called to the tracks near York Railway Station at 11.25am today (September 18), following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

"Paramedics and the fire service also attended however sadly a man was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner."

During the incident, part of the East Coast Main Line had a temporary closure in place.

The tragic incident was confirmed at 11.50am, when LNER tweeted out about a person being struck by a train - saying that delays on the main line could be possible between London and Edinburgh. 

LNER's tweet read: "Due to a person being hit by a train between Northallerton and York, services are subject to delays when passing in the surrounding area."

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