Long delays after man is hit by train and killed in Kings Langley

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A man died after being hit by a train as it passed through Kings Langley station last night.

There were major delays for passengers after British Transport Police (BTP) were called to the scene of the tragedy at about 7.35pm.

Writing on the social networking website Twitter, Anne Cox said: “West Coast Main Line blocked both directions after person hit by train just outside Kings Langley. Major delays, passengers stranded on trains.”

Her husband Geoff wrote that their daughter was stuck after someone was hit by a train in front of hers.

Rickmansworth Police wrote that its officers were supporting BTP at the station. The south-west Herts force said: “Thoughts are with the family and friends.”

BTP spokesman John Ellul said that paramedics pronounced the man dead upon their arrival and the collision is being treated as non-suspicious.

He said: “Officers are currently working to formally identify the man and inform his family and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

The BTP handed the line back to Network Rail at about 9.35pm. At about 2am, Network Rail tweeted that the station had been ‘cleared’ and trains were again running normally through Kings Langley.