Tragedy on the railway leads to delays

Kent emergency services were called out this lunchtime after reports of a casualty on the rail line between Strood and Gravesend (22nd March)

All trains between Rainham and Gravesend were cancelled whilst the incident was investigated, but all lines are now open. However we are told to expect some disruption and delays until at least 4pm.

A British Transport Police spokesman said:

“Officers were called to the line near Gravesend at 12.21pm today (22 March) following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

“Paramedics also attended, however sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene.

“This incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner”.

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