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Body is yet to be identified
A PERSON has been hit by a train on the outskirts of Basingstoke.
The death, which is not being treated as suspicious, was reported to British Transport Police, BTP, at around 4pm today.
The incident took place near the Pack Lane road underpass between Basingstoke and Oakley.
A BTP spokesman said: “Officers were called to the line close to Basingstoke station today following a report that a man had been struck by a train.
“BTP and Hampshire Constabulary officers attended the incident, which is currently being treated as non-suspicious.
“Medics from South Central Ambulance Service also attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the identity of the man and inform his family.
“A file will be prepared for the Coroner.”
The incident has caused delays and cancellations throughout the rail network, and all train services running through Basingstoke and Micheldever stations may be delayed by half an hour or revised at short notice, according to South West Trains.
Trains from Winchester to Basingstoke are not currently running and replacement transport is currently being organised.
The line from Basingstoke to Winchester, the London-bound line from Salisbury and the line to Salisbury are all open.
Weymouth to London Waterloo services will be diverted between Southampton Central and Woking and will not call at any intermediate stations.
Portsmouth Harbour to London Waterloo via Basingstoke and Eastleigh services will terminate at Winchester.
A spokesperson for the train company said that First Great Western are accepting South West Trains ticket holders on routes between London Paddington and Basingstoke via Reading.
An estimate for the resumption of normal services will be provided as soon as the problem has been fully assessed, the spokesperson said.
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