Investigation underway after two people hit by trains at Marston Green station on same night

Two people died after being hit by trains at Marston Green railway station, according to British Transport Police.

The two deaths took place on Thursday evening, although they are being treated as separate incidents.

The first incident was reported at around 5pm, after someone was hit by a train at the station.

A second person died around three hours later at 8pm, when police and paramedics were called to the station.

British Transport Police are trying to identify the individual of the later incident in order to contact their family.

Police are investigating both deaths.

They are considered completely separate incidents and neither are suspicious.

Investigators will prepare a file for the coroner.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “A person sadly died after they were struck by a train at Marston Green station yesterday evening.

“Officers from BTP were called to the station shortly before 8pm and attended alongside paramedics from the West Midlands Ambulance Service.

“An incident was reported to police shortly after 5pm whereby a person was struck by a train at Marston Green station.

“Officers are making a number of enquiries into both these incidents, although the two deaths are not being treated as suspicious.”

The two incidents caused major disruption to trains travelling between Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International stations throughout the rush hour and late into the evening. Many services were cancelled and there were delays of up to 90 minutes.

Marston Green Station was also closed on 16th February after someone was struck by a train at around lunchtime.

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