Police have confirmed that a person has died on railway tracks between two major North Yorkshire train stations on Wednesday (January 10) morning.

Emergency services were called to a section of railway track between York and Thirsk train stations at about 7.15am, following reports of a welfare incident. 

The incident was first flagged by London North Eastern Railway (LNER), who warned passengers that there would be an impacted service, due to the serious incident. 

In a statement, LNER said: "#LNERUpdate it is with great sadness that we report that a person has been hit by a train between #York and #Northallerton. Services are subject to delays when passing in the surrounding area."

There are no suggestions that the train involved is an LNER one, but the company has updated its customers on the situation.

During the incident, the following trains were affected: 

  • 10:28 #Edinburgh to #Aberdeen due 13:02.
  • 09:57 #York to #LondonKingsCross due 11:48.
  • 09:00 #Northallerton to #Newcastle due 09:45.
  • 09:46 #Newcastle to #Edinburgh due 11:14.
  • 09:53 #Newcastle to #Edinburgh due 11:20.
  • 09:33 #York to #LondonKingsCross due 11:38.

LNER has now confirmed that the line is clear and trains affected by the incident have resumed back to normal. 

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The British Transport Police has also confirmed the person involved in the incident has died.

A spokesperson for the transport police said: "Officers were called to the line between Thirsk railway station and York railway station at around 7.15am today (10 January) following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

"Paramedics also attended, however sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner."

If you or someone close to you has been affected by this incident or any other, there is always someone to talk to. You can contact the Samaritans on 116123 free at any time, on any phone.

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