RAIL disruption is expected on the East Coast mainline until midday following reports of a person being hit by a train between Edinburgh and Dunbar.

LNER, which operates long-distance services on the East Coast line between London and Inverness, advised that services going through the two stations would be cancelled or delayed until at least midday as all lines are “blocked”.

The rail firm has advised that LNER tickets will be valid on ScotRail services between Aberdeen/Inverness and Edinburgh, Avanti West Coast services between London Euston and Edinburgh, Cross Country services between York and Edinburgh, TransPennine Express services between York, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Carlisle, and Northern services “via any reasonable route”.

ScotRail said at 5.37am it was working with emergency services after an incident on the line between Prestonpans and Longniddry.

More to follow.