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Trains at standstill after woman is 'hit by train'

Trains at standstill after woman is 'hit by train'

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 11:49am 20th August 2019. (Updated at 4:59pm 20th August 2019)

Rail services in and out of Cornwall have been brought to standstill after reports of a woman being hit by a train.

British Transport Police were called to Ivybridge station at around 11am on Tuesday morning to reports of a casualty on the tracks.

A woman is currently being treated for a hip injury.

"BTP officers were called to Ivybridge station at 11am on 20/08 following a report of a casualty on the tracks. 

"Paramedics also attended and a woman is currently being treated for a hip injury."

British Transport Police

Both Great Western Railway and CrossCountry services were being affected as emergency services dealt with the incident.

All the lines have no re-opened but there are still delays between Exeter and Plymouth of up to 40 minutes.

"All lines have reopened between Totnes and Plymouth following the emergency services having dealt with an incident between these stations.

"As trains return to normal, trains running between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth may be delayed by up to 40 minutes, cancelled or revised. Disruption is expected until 12:30."

National Rail

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