East Midlands Trains released a statement at 5:17 pm on Saturday 18 December.
East Midlands Trains said:
‘We are sad to report that a person has been hit by a train. This has occurred between Lincoln and Grimsby Town and is disrupting our trains on the Leicester / Lincoln / Grimsby and Cleethorpes to Barton-On-Humber routes.
‘The emergency services have now left the area, we are now in the process of moving the train and returning it to the depot. This is expected to have left the area by 17:30.
How does this affect my train?
‘Trains running through the area in both direction cannot run between Lincoln/Barton-on-Humber and Grimsby Town.
Barton-On-Humber to Cleethorpes
Trains on the Barton-on-Humber and Cleethorpes route will not run until further notice.
Leicester / Lincoln / Grimsby
Trains are unable to run between Lincoln and Grimsby Town.
‘At present we are expecting the line to re-open in the next hour. As soon as the line is open again, our priority will be to get trains running to their advertised times again. We expect our advertised timetable to resume on the affected routes by 18:30.
‘Our Barton-on-Humber to Cleethorpes route will not resume until later this evening due to train crew not being in the right place. We expect trains to resume on this route at 21:00.’