TRAINS in and out of Basingstoke could be cancelled or diverted after a person was hit by a train and died at Eastleigh station today. 

It has been reported that train services between Southampton and Basingstoke have now resumed as lines have reopened. 

However, services running to and from Eastleigh station have been cancelled or revised.

According to South Western Railway, disruption is expected until 5pm this afternoon.

All lines were blocked and train services running through Eastleigh after emergency services rushed to the scene of the incident but the person was declared dead at the scene.

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are now working to establish the identity of the person and inform their next of kin.

BTP spokesperson said: "Officers were called to Eastleigh Station on Monday, August 26 after a report that a person had been struck by a train.

"Both officers from the BTP and Hampshire Police attended the incident, which was reported to us at 8.43am and is currently being treated as non- suspicious.

"Paramedics from the ambulance service also attended but the person was pronounced deceased at the scene.”

Services between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour, Weymouth to Poole and Salisbury and Romsey have been affected.

A spokesperson for South Western Railway said: "Following the emergency services dealing with an incident between Southampton Airport and Basingstoke, lines have now reopened. Train services running through this station will be cancelled or revised. Disruption is expected unti 2pm.

A spokersperson for National Rail, added: "All lines have reopened following emergency services dealing with an incident at Eastleigh. Trains running through this station may still be cancelled or delayed whilst service returns to normal."