UPDATE: Woman killed after being hit by train - hour long delays to services between London and Peterborough

Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains

There are delays of up to an hour on trains through Peterborough after a woman was hit and killed by a locomotive this afternoon Thursday April 21.

The woman was hit by a train at Stevenage causing major disruption to trains between London Kings Cross and Peterborough/Cambridge.

A spokesman for British Transport Police (BTP) said: “We were called to the line close to Stevenage station shortly after 1.30pm on Thursday, 21 April following reports of a person being struck by a train.

“Officers from BTP, Hertfordshire Constabulary and paramedics from the East of England Ambulance Service also attended where a woman was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“Officers are currently working to identify the woman and inform her family.

“At this stage, this incident is being treated as unexplained.”

Delays to journeys of up to 60 minutes hours can be expected and this is expected to continue until 7pm.

Routes affected include Grand Central; Great Northern; Hull Trains and Virgin Trains East Coast services.