THERE is disruption on the trains in Basingstoke this afternoon after a person died after being hit by a train in Surrey.

All lines between Woking and Surbiton are blocked, causing disruption on London-bound services from Basingstoke.

British Transport Police have confirmed to The Gazette they were called to Weybridge station and the person was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are dealing with the incident after South Western Railway received reports that a person had been hit by a train just after 1pm.

Disruption, delays and cancellations are expected until the end of the day.

Tickets are being accepted on services between Basingstoke, Reading and London.

Replacement bus services are serving all stations between Woking and Surbiton.

A spokesperson for BTP said: "British Transport Police were called to Weybridge railway station at 1.18pm today (25 March) following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

"Paramedics also attended, however sadly a person has been pronounced dead at the scene.

"Officers are currently working to identify the person and establish the full circumstances behind their death."

A spokesperson for SWR added: "Unfortunately, we have received reports of a person being struck by a train between Surbiton and Woking.

“In order to give the emergency services access to the railway, all power to the track has been switched off and the line is currently blocked.

“We currently expect disruption for the rest of day, and replacement buses are in place to run between Surbiton and Woking and Weybridge and Virginia Water. We apologise for any inconvenience caused to our customers.”