Man dead after being hit by London to Sheffield train

A man was killed after being hit by a train in Kettering this afternoon, causing disruptions to East Midlands Trains services.

The East Midlands service from London to Sheffield is reported to have been delayed by 51 minutes.

Emergency services and Network Rail teams were called to the site.

A British transport police spokesperson told the Leicester Mercury: “A man has sadly died after he was struck by a train at Kettering station this afternoon. Police were called at 12.30pm and attended alongside paramedics. Work is now underway to identify the man and inform his family.

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

East Midlands Trains issued a warning about the delays after the incident.

They said: “All trains on the route are delayed in both directions between Leicester and Wellingborough. Trains to London are now able to call at Kettering; however, trains towards Leicester are not.

“We expect the line to fully re-open in the next two hours however normal train service is not expected to resume until at least 4pm.”

Replacement bus services are currently running between Corby, Kettering, Market Harborough and Leicester.

These arrangements will remain in place until the line reopens and the train service recovers.


Katie Mortimer

1st year journalism student @ UOS

One thought on “Man dead after being hit by London to Sheffield train

  • July 31, 2017 at 6:39 am

    This is shocking! I saw early morning today how they had covered the area with police tapes! Anyway, how could a person being hit by a train like that? Because they had protected the platform, but not the rail tracks! Probably, he bent looking at tracks when the train was passing. Once I also looked for a train like that and then realized the train was approaching from the unexpected direction. People must be re educated of such risks we unnecessarily take as human beings.


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