TRAINS between London and Edinburgh have been cancelled after a person has been struck by a train and died.

The incident occurred between Dunbar and Edinburgh on Monday, and British Transport Police (BTP) have since confirmed the person struck was pronounced dead at the scene.

LNER terminated the 10am London Kings Cross to Aberdeen service at Newcastle, with further disruption cancellations at 10.30am and 11am.

Later services have also been cancelled as police and paramedics attended the scene. Full details can be found here.

BTP later confirmed the death, stating: “Officers were called to the line near Drem railway station at around 12.50pm today (8 April) following reports of a casualty on the tracks.
“Paramedics also attended, however sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be prepared for the procurator fiscal.”

On social media, the LNER team wrote: "It is with great sadness that we report that a person has been hit by a train between #Dunbar and #Edinburgh. Services are subject to delays when passing in the surrounding area."

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The service also provided details on ticket use on other train operating companies at no extra cost.

Passengers can use their tickets on:

  • Avanti West Coast services between London Euston, Manchester and Glasgow Central/Edinburgh.
  • Transpennine Express between Manchester, Leeds and York/Newcastle.
  • ScotRail between Glasgow Central , Inverness, and Edinburgh Waverley.
  • Northern Assist between Carlisle and Newcastle.
  • LumoTravel between Edinburgh and Kings Cross.
  • Cross Country via any reasonable route.

ScotRail also shared on social media: "Emergency services are dealing with an incident between Musselburgh and North Berwick which has closed the line.

"We're working closely with emergency services during this time and will keep you updated."

Three buses have been confirmed by ScotRail with two leaving from Prestonpans at 2.15pm and 2.30pm and one from North Berwick at 2.30pm.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 12.55pm on Monday, April 8 2024, police were called to an incident at Drem Railway Station, East Lothian.

"Officers remain at the scene to assist British Transport Police (BTP) colleagues."