UPDATE: Person dies after being hit by train at Maidenhead railway station

Major train disruption between Maidenhead and Slough

Update 11:18am, Thursday, April 7:

British Transport Police has confirmed that a person has died after being hit by a train at Maidenhead railway station yesterday (Wednesday).

Officers were called at 3:50pm, along with ambulance colleagues, to reports of a casualty on the tracks. The incident is not being treated as suspicious. 

"Paramedics also attended, however sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene," a British Transport Police spokesman said. 

"Officers are working to identify the deceased and inform their next of kin.

"This incident has not been treated as suspicious."

Train services are being cancelled or delayed this evening (Wednesday) after a person was hit by a train between London Paddington and Reading.

Great Western Railway (GWR) said that trains between these stations will be delayed or cancelled until the end of the day following the incident, with Maidenhead not served. 

"Relief lines have now opened, meaning some services are able to begin running, but delays and short-notice cancellations are still likely," it added.

People are urged to check before their journey at www.journeycheck.com/greatwesternrailway

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