Woman dies after being hit by train between Worle and Weston

PUBLISHED: 16:31 12 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:43 12 October 2018

Weston Railway Station.

Weston Railway Station.

Archant

A 25-year-old woman has died after being hit by a train between Worle and Weston station this afternoon (Friday).

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “We were called to Worle station at 3.52pm of today following reports of a person being struck by a train.

“Officers attended alongside paramedics, however, a 25-year-old woman was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“Her family has been informed.

“The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

All lines between Bristol Temple Meads and Weston are blocked and travel disruption is expected until 8pm.

A Great Western Railway spokesman said: “Due to the emergency services dealing with an incident between Bristol Temple Meads and Weston, all line between the two stations are closed.

“Train services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 80 minutes.”

“Tickets are accepted on buses and replacement buses have been requested.”

**UPDATE: 5.41pm**

All lines between Weston-super-Mare and Bristol Temple Meads have now reopened, but there are still delays of up to an hour.

More from Weston Mercury

18:02

The first round proper of the FA Cup awaits Weston-super-Mare after beating Bath City 1-0 in a pulsating tie this afternoon (Saturday).

Read more
15:00

Don’t miss our weekly round-up of readers’ pictures and share yours with the Mercury at: www.iwitness24.co.uk

Read more
iwitness24

Weston’s X Factor hopeful has said she ‘would not change a thing’ after failing to progress to the next round.

Read more
14:53

Events were held in Weston to mark World Mental Health Day.

Read more
12:00

Social media users are unhappy plans to expand The Mall shopping centre at Bristol’s Cribbs Causeway have been torn up, despite claims from political chiefs the decision is good for Weston-super-Mare’s businesses.

Read more

The iconic songs of America’s most commercially successful rock band will be recreated in Weston-super-Mare next month, and Mercury readers could win tickets to the show.

Read more
08:02

More people are dying in care homes instead of in hospital.

Read more
07:40

A preschool will shut in Yatton at the end of the month as a lack of funding means it can no longer afford to go on.

Read more
Yatton
Yesterday, 21:00

The familiar roar of motorbikes will be heard for miles around in Weston this weekend as the beach race returns.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:45

Live music, puppetry and a captivating fairytale world awaits this month.

Read more
Clevedon

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 7°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists