Train lines re-open from Northampton to Birmingham after person is killed

Railway lines between Northampton and Birmingham New Street have now re-opened after two people were hit by a train - but disruption is ongoing.

Wednesday, 16th January 2019, 5:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 5:28 pm
Lines have now opened from Birmingham to Northampton.
Lines have now opened from Birmingham to Northampton.

Emergency services were called today at 1.16pm to deal with an incident at Adderley Park, in the east of Birmingham.

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A spokesman for British Transport Police said: "Officers for British Transport Police were called at 1.16pm on Wednesday, January 16 to Adderley railway station in Birmingham following a report of a person being struck by a train.

"The person sadly died at the scene. A second person was also struck by the train and suffered serious head injuries.

"They have been taken to a local hospital for treatment. Officers are currently working to establish the full circumstances behind the incident."

West Midlands Railway has tweeted: 'All lines between #NewStreet, #Coventry & #Northampton have reopened following the earlier incident at Adderley Park.

'However, disruption is ongoing due to displaced trains/crew and Adderley Park station itself remains closed'.