Power has been turned off for the railway lines at Margate due to a tresspasser.
Police are currently in the area by the Tivoli bridge in Ramsgate Road dealing with the situation. It is understood a girl is on the line. The power has been switched off so emergency workers can get on the track.
⚠️ UPDATE: The power has been switched off at #Margate so that response staff can access the track so trains are currently at a stand and unable to move through the area.
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Trains cannot currently run between Margate and Ramsgate and other services may be delayed, altered or cancelled at short notice.
There are currently police, a Network Rail response unit and an ambulance at the scene.
UPDATE: The trespasser has been removed from the track at Margate and response staff are clearing the area so the power can be turned back on so trains can move again.
A British Transport Police spokesman said: “BTP were called at 5.11pm to an area of railway near Ramsgate Road in Margate following concerns for the welfare of a woman. The woman was found and taken to a place of safety.”