Person dies on the tracks after being struck by train

Emergency services were called to Dunfermline Town railway station at around 6.30am on Wednesday.

Fife: The person was struck at Dunfermline Town railway station. <strong>Pixabay</strong>
Fife: The person was struck at Dunfermline Town railway station. Pixabay

A person has died after being hit by a train in Fife.

Emergency services were called to Dunfermline Town railway station at around 6.30am on Wednesday following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

Paramedics attended, however the person was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are now working to identify the person and notify their family.

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A British Transport Police spokesman said: “At 6.30am today, officers were called to Dunfermline Town station following a report of a casualty on the tracks.

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

“Officers are now working to identify the person and inform their family.

“A report will be made to the Procurator Fiscal.”

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Following the incident, a number of rail services were disrupted.

ScotRail advised passengers that their tickets would be valid on local bus services. By 8.23am, the line was reopened.


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