Woman dies after being hit by train between Worle and Weston

Weston Railway Station.

Weston Railway Station. - Credit: 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.

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“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.