Train death on Derwent Valley Line

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A MAN has been killed by a train on the line between Matlock and Derby.

The tragedy occurred at around lunchtime today at Belper Train Station.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: “BTP and Derbyshire Constabulary officers were called to Belper rail station on Friday, May 4, after a man was struck by a train.

“Medics from the East Midlands Ambulance Service also attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The incident was reported to BTP at 1.25pm and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

The train involved was the 07:50 Glasgow Central to Plymouth service.

The line was closed while emergency services attended to the scene, however it has since been reopened.