The 52-year-old died after he was struck by a train close to Doncaster railway station at aroundÂ 8.30pmÂ yesterday.
Medics battled to revive him but the man, from Doncaster, was pronounced dead at the scene.
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His family have been informed of the death.
British Transport Police said the death is not being treated as suspicious.
A file is being prepared for the coroner.
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