Person dies on Derry rail line

Scene of the incident on the Derry to Belfast railway line. DER3616GS004
Scene of the incident on the Derry to Belfast railway line. DER3616GS004
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Police are investigating a sudden death on the Derry rail line close to Caw Park in Derry, it has just been confirmed.

The PSNI said the rail line “has been closed following the incident and is expected to remain closed for some time”.

Emergency services are currently at the scene.

The Derry train is halted on the tracks near St Columb’s Park, a short distance from the Waterside Railway Station.

A Translink spokesperson said: “We can confirm that an incident has occurred along the Railway line this morning.

“The line is now closed and the PSNI is at the scene.

“A bus substitution service will be in place between Coleraine and Derry~Londonderry until further notice.”