A person has been hit by a train on the line between Ramsgate and Minster.
No trains are currently able to run between Ramsgate and Canterbury West or Dover Priory.
A Southeastern trains statement says: “Sadly we have just been informed that a person has been hit by a train, so no trains can run between Ramsgate and Canterbury West at the moment. Emergency services are en route to the incident.”
UPDATE: Emergency services are on site and the line remains closed to allow them to safely attend the incident. Southeastern say: “We are working on arranging replacement buses to run on routes affected by the incident, however there is very limited availability at the moment so we don’t have an ETA for when replacement buses will be in place.”
UPDATE 8.20pm: The line has now reopened between Ramsgate and Canterbury West / Dover Priory. Trains are now running through on all routes, however there will still be delays and alterations to services in the area.
Sadly the person suffered fatal injuries.
A British Transport Police spokesperson said: “British Transport Police were called to the line in Minster at 5.20pm on 11 February following reports of a casualty on the tracks.
“Paramedics also attended, however sadly a man was pronounced dead at the scene. This incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”