UPDATE: Woman dies after being struck by freight train near Soham but death not being treated as suspicious
UPDATE: Rail chiefs have confirmed that a woman died at a level crossing near Soham last night but the death is not being treated as suspicious.
RAIL chiefs have confirmed that a woman died at a level crossing near Soham last night but the death is not being treated as suspicious.
Reports of a person being hit on the line between Ely and Ipswich caused temporary closure of the line and disrupted Greater Anglia services. At one point services from Peterborough were halted at Ely whilst those from Ipswich were stopped at Bury St Edmunds and buses provided for connecting passengers.
However late last night the line re-opened as details of the incident at Great Drove, Soham, emerged.
Confirming that a person had been struck by a train, British Transport Police reported they had been called to the line at the automatic half crossing at Tiled House Farm.
The incident involving a freight train happened at around 7.50pm.
Emergency services including paramedics attended but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
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The coroner has been informed.
Passengers in and around Peterborough, Whittlesea, March, Ely, Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket, Ipswich, Manningtree and Colchester were among those affected.