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Updated: Trains delayed after person hit by train at Rochford
A WOMAN was left in hospital after being hit by a train at Rochford.
The woman was hit by the 3.50pm service from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street just before 4pm.
Trains were delayed and cancelled for more than an hour as police, paramedics and fire crews flooded Rochford station.
A spokeswoman for British Transport Police said they were not treating the incident as suspicious.
She said: “BTP officers attended Rochford rail station on following a report of a woman being struck and injured by a train.
“The incident, which was reported to BTP at 4.01pm, was also attended by officers from Essex Police. “Paramedics from the East of England Ambulance Service attended and treated the woman at the scene.
“She has since been taken to Southend Hospital and her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.”
Trains were able to run between Liverpool Street and Hockley fairly soon after the incident and one side of the line, from London Liverpool Street to Southend, reopened first. The line was fully opened in both directions by 5.30pm but delays remained until about 7pm.
A replacement bus service was laid on between Hockley and Southend while the line was closed.
Passengers were also able to use their tickets on the c2c line between London Fenchurch Street and Shoebury during the disruption.