East Midlands Railways made the announcement at 6:38 pm on Tuesday 25 April.
The operator said:
‘We are sad to report that a person has been hit by a train.
‘This has occurred between Stoke on Trent and Derby disrupting our trains on the Newark/Nottingham/Crewe route.
‘At present emergency services are en route to manage the incident.
‘They are expected to arrive at 18:45.
‘Trains running through the area in both directions cannot run between Derby and Stoke on Trent.
‘At present we are expecting the line to re-open in the next 90 minutes.
‘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 20:30.’