All lines blocked after person hit by train between Stevenage and Peterborough

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Services to Peterborough are being cancelled or delayed by up to an hour after a person was hit by a train today.

Emergency services are at the scene of the incident between Peterborough and Stevenage and this is causing disruption to trains between these stations.

UPDATE: Person killed after being hit by train between Stevenage and Peterborough

Trains may be delayed by up to 60 minutes or cancelled. Disruption is expected to continue until at least 3pm.

All lines are currently blocked, therefore services are unable to run between Peterborough and Hitchin.

The power to all lines has been switched off to allow Network Rail response staff and the emergency services to attend.

Peterborough Railway Station is facing service delays after this incident

Peterborough Railway Station is facing service delays after this incident

Advice for Great Northern and Thameslink customers:

To assist you with your journey, tickets are being accepted on the following:

* CrossCountry between Peterborough and Cambridge

* East Midlands Trains between Peterborough and Ely

* London Underground via reasonable routes

More support

Thameslink and Great Northern work closely with The Samaritans and support the work that they do. If you or someone close to you has been affected by this incident or other, there is always someone to talk to. Contact the Samaritans on 116 123 free at any time, on any phone. Help & advice is only a phone call away.

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.