UPDATED Person killed after being hit by a train near Gravesend

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Emergency services have been called to an incident on the railway between Strood and Gravesend. Trains cannot currently run between the stations. A person hit by a train has sadly died, as a result of this all lines are currently blocked.

Trains between these stations may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 11:00.

To help with your journey, tickets will be accepted on Fastrack Buses between Ebbsfleet and Gravesend.

Rail replacement buses have also been requested to run between Strood / Gravesend and Dartford.

Train operator South-eastern have advised they have ordered replacement buses and delays are to be expected.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said, officers where called to the incident near Gravesend station just after 7.30am, Sunday. A person has been struck by a train and sadly passed away. Officers are working to identify who the person is and making contact with their relatives.

If you’ve been affected by what happened on the network today, there is always someone to talk to. You can contact the Samaritans on 116 123 from any phone for a confidential chat.