Man killed after being struck by train on East Coast Main Line

A man who was struck by a train on the East Coast Main Line yesterday died at the scene, police have confirmed.

Police have confirmed that a man was killed yesterday after being struck by a train.

British Transport Police today said its officers were called to the line at Ranskill Crossing in South Yorkshire after a report that a person had been struck by a train at 5.23pm.

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Medics from the local ambulance service attended alongside officers but the man, who was in his forties, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokeswoman said: "His next of kin has been informed. The death is not being treated as suspicious and so a file has been prepared for the coroner."

The line was closed between Retford and Doncaster for several hours following the incident, with trains cancelled or delayed as a result.