Trains delayed after person killed on line

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Rail passengers heading to Yorkshire from London last night faced cancellations and “severe” delays after a person was killed on the line.

Four lines from King’s Cross station were closed after the death at Alexandra Palace, causing cancellations and delays of up to one hour, according to Network Rail.

Services to Stevenage, Hitchin, Peterborough, Grantham, Doncaster, Leeds, York, Hull and Cambridge were affected.

A spokesman for Network Rail said: “There are severe delays out of King’s Cross because of a reported fatality at Alexandra Palace at about 5pm.

“Alexandra Palace is three miles north of King’s Cross so all the trains leaving must pass through it.”

A British Transport Police spokesperson said officers were called to the line near to Alexandra Palace railway station.