East Midlands Railways made the announcement at 6:06 pm on Saturday 3 December.
‘We are sad to report that a person has been hit by a train.
‘This has occurred between Derby and Long Eaton and is disrupting our trains on the Sheffield/Nottingham/Luton and Nottingham/Crewe route.
‘Emergency services are en route to manage the situation.’
‘Trains running through the area in both directions are currently unable to run between Derby and Long Eaton.
‘At present we are expecting the line to re-open in the next 2 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 20:00.’