UPDATE: Woman dies after being struck by train

UPDATE: Woman dies after being struck by train


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UPDATE: Woman dies after being struck by train

Commuters are facing delays this morning after a person was hit by a train at Slough train station.

At about 7.30am,  First Great Western tweeted: "Due to a person being hit by a train at Slough all lines are currently blocked. Updates to follow. Delays & service amendments expected."

Both Chiltern Railways and South West Trains are accepting any First Great Western tickets.

There are currently delays of of 30 to 60 minutes.

UPDATE 9.53am:

First Great Western has tweeted that services are now able to call at Slough station on all platforms, but delays of 60-90 minutes are still expected.

UPDATE 10.51am:

First Great Western says there are still long delays heading into Paddington Station due to severe congestion.

There were fears the station would have to be evactuated due to a fire alarm going off but the British Transport Police have confirmed this was a false alarm and the station remains open.



UPDATE 11.37am:

First Great Western has tweeted to say there are still delays of up to 90 minutes heading into Paddington. 

Virgin Trains, Chiltern Railways, South West Trains and London Underground are accepting FGW tickets until further notice.


UPDATE 1.44pm:

British Transport Police have released a statement about this morning's incident at Slough tain station.

"Our officers were called to Slough rail station at 7.15am on Thursday, 14 August, after reports a person had been hit by a train.

“Colleagues from Thames Valley Police and South Central Ambulance Service also attended and discovered a woman had been struck and killed by a train. 

“Officers are now working to determine the identity of the woman and will then inform her family.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious, and we will now assist in the compilation of a report for the coroner.”


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