A person has been hit by a train affecting Nottingham routes.
EMR – ‘The lines have reopened, however we still expect disruption for the rest of this afternoon on our London Intercity route, we have trains and crews out of place. Our priority will now be to work on restoring the timetable. Please check your journey before travel using on-line journey planners.
Our trains on our London Connect route between London St Pancras / Luton Airport Parkway and Corby may also have cancellations due to our train crew being out of place.
We expect our advertised timetable to resume on the affected routes by 18:00′
East Midlands Railways said:
‘We are sad to report that a person has been hit by a train.
‘This has occurred between Loughborough and Leicester and is disrupting our trains on the Sheffield / Nottingham / London St Pancras route and the Leicester / Nottingham / Lincoln / Grimsby route.
‘At present the emergency services are now on site to manage the incident.
‘Trains running through the area in both directions are currently unable to run between Loughborough and Leicester.
‘We expect services will be delayed and altered as a result.
‘Some trains from London St Pancras will be terminated at Leicester to form services going back down to London.
‘At present we are expecting the line to re-open in the next two hours.
‘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 12:00.’