East Midlands Railways made the announcement at 6:57 pm on 8 December.
‘Sadly, we have received reports of a person being hit by a train, between Nottingham and Mansfield.
‘This is disrupting our services on the Nottingham-Mansfield-Worksop route.
Emergency services and Network Rail are sending teams to site, they are expected on scene at 19:00.
‘Additionally, we are sending relief train crew to site to help services move once the line re-opens.’
‘Trains through the area in either direction cannot run between Nottingham and Mansfield.
‘Some services may be diverted between Nottingham and Kirkby in Ashfield, these will be unable to call at Newstead, Hucknall or Bulwell.
‘We currently expect the line to reopen within the next 2 hours. As soon as we’re able, 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 21:00.’