Doncaster railway station incident: Tragedy as police confirm death

A man has died at a South Yorkshire railway station after being struck by a train.
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British Transport Police today confirmed the death after an incident caused disruption on the railways across South Yorkshire yesterday, while emergency services dealt with the tragedy.

A spokesman for the force, which is responsible for policing the railways, said: “British Transport Police were called to Doncaster station at 3.36pm on Saturday 19 November following reports of a casualty on the tracks. Paramedics also attended, and sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene.”

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They added the incident was not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner. There was disruption between Doncaster and York until around 8pm.

A man has died at a South Yorkshire railway station after being struck by a train, British Transport Police have announced. File picture shows a British Transport Police officer . picture: Dean AtkinsA man has died at a South Yorkshire railway station after being struck by a train, British Transport Police have announced. File picture shows a British Transport Police officer . picture: Dean Atkins
A man has died at a South Yorkshire railway station after being struck by a train, British Transport Police have announced. File picture shows a British Transport Police officer . picture: Dean Atkins

Many passengers were told to take trains via Sheffield and East Midlands Railway. Operator LNER described its ‘great sadness’ over the incident on social media.

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