Person hit by train in Marston Green with huge emergency response
National Rail confirmed a person was hit by a train which triggered a massive emergency response in Solihull earlier today. Scores of responders from police, ambulance and the fire brigade rushed to Marston Green railway station just before midday.
Sadly National Rail has confirmed that emergency services had attended an incident where a person was hit by a train. BirminghamLive has approached British Transport Police for a statement.
Passengers were asked to leave the train carriages at the platform. Five major train routes are affected, with disruption expected to continue up to 3.45pm today, Saturday, May 27.
The affected services are Avanti West Coast between Preston / Birmingham New Street and London Euston, CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly and Oxford and London Northwestern Railway between Birmingham New Street and London Euston. Also Transport for Wales between Holyhead / Aberystwyth and Birmingham International and West Midlands Railway between Rugeley Trent Valley and Birmingham International.
In an update to passengers, National Rail said: "Lines will reopen shortly following the emergency services attending to an incident where a person was hit by a train. All lines are currently closed whilst emergency services clear the railway. Trains may be cancelled, severely delayed by up to 100 minutes, revised or diverted. Major disruption is expected until 15:45.
"If you’ve been affected by what happened on the network today, there is always someone to talk to. You can contact the Samaritans on 116 123 from any phone for a confidential chat."