Teenage girl dies after she is hit by train at Harrogate

A teenage girl was hit by a train at Pannal Station, Harrogate.
A teenage girl was hit by a train at Pannal Station, Harrogate.
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A TEENAGE girl has been killed after being hit by a train at Harrogate.

Officers from British Transport Police are now investigating the incident, which happened shortly after 9am today.

A British Transport Police spokesperson said: “BTP officers were called to Pannal railway station in Harrogate today, following reports of a female being struck by a train.

“Officers from BTP and North Yorkshire Police attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 09.18am, and is not being treated as suspicious.

“Officers are currently working to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident, formally identify the female, who is believed to be aged 17 from Harrogate, and inform her next of kin. A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Commuters on trains travelling across Leeds were being warned of long delays because of the tragedy.

Network rail said trains travelling between Leeds, Burley Park, Headingley, Horsforth, Weeton, Pannal, Hornbeam Park, Harrogate, Starbeck, Knaresborough, Cattal, Hammerton, Poppleton and York were affected.

Buses are replacing trains between Leeds and York via Harrogate with journey times extended by up to 60 minutes.