Delays and cancellations after man killed by train near Dunton Green

PUBLISHED: 17:00 19 March 2014 | UPDATED: 17:01 19 March 2014

Buses are replacing trains between Orpington and Sevenoaks after a man was hit by a train near Dunton Green station.

Police and the South East Coast Ambulance service attended shortly before 3pm but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “Enquires are ongoing to establish the identity of the man and inform his family.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

He died after being struck by the 1.25pm service from Dover to Charing Cross.

Train operator Southeastern is diverting services but the incident is causing delays and cancellations to services from Cannon Street and Charing Cross.

Buses are replacing trains between Sevenoaks and Orpington until this evening.

A tweet from Southeastern said: “Southern Railway services are conveying passengers via any reasonable route until further notice.

“Arrangements have been made for Southeastern rail tickets to be accepted for these journeys.”

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