Man struck by train as ScotRail closes off route

Routes are disrupted between Dumbarton Central and Dalmuir as man taken to hospital.

Disruption to rail services after man struck by train between Dumbarton and Dalmuir iStock

A man has been struck by a train in West Dunbartonshire.

Emergency services attended the scene near Kilpatrick at 10.56am on Friday and he was taken to hospital for treatment.

Several rail services have been cancelled or delayed as a result of the incident that took place between Dumbarton Central and Dalmuir.

The man’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening or life changing.

ScotRail confirmed the incident on social media at 11.15am and are currently working with the emergency services and British Transport Police officers who remain at the scene.

ScotRail said: “Unfortunately we’ve had reports of a person being struck by a train between Dumbarton Central and Dalmuir.

“We’re working closely with the emergency services at this time and will keep you updated.”

The operator also says services between Balloch and Airdrie, and between Edinburgh and Helensburgh Central via Airdrie may be cancelled, delayed or revised as a result.

A spokesman for the British Transport Police said: “Officers were called to the line near Kilpatrick at 10.56am following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

“Paramedics also attended and a man has been taken to hospital for treatment. Thankfully his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

“The incident is not being treated as suspicious.”

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