Rail line closed after train death near Leeds

A PERSON died after being hit by a train near Cross Gates station in Leeds at about 7.20pm yesterday.

Trains between Leeds and York and Selby were replaced by buses while the scene was cleared.

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A spokesperson for British Transport Police confirmed the unidentified person was hit by the 17.22 Liverpool to Scarborough train and died at the scene.

The incident was “non-suspicious” and the files would be passed to the coroner’s office, the spokesperson added.