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Rail delays after man hit by train near Birmingham International

Board at New Street
Image caption A number of services going via New Street have been affected

Rail services have faced major delays after a man was hit by a train near Birmingham International station.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene at about 06:40 GMT, British Transport Police said.

"The incident is not being treated as suspicious," it said, adding officers were working to establish his identity.

Lines between the station and Birmingham New Street have reopened and are now running as normal.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent two ambulances and a paramedic area support officer to the scene, north of Birmingham International.

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Passengers travelling to London and the South East as well as those going north to Manchester and Newcastle were among those affected.

Virgin Trains said tickets were being accepted on trains run by other operators on alternative routes and coaches shuttled passengers from New Street to Birmingham International and Coventry.

Meanwhile, "urgent repairs" are being carried out on the track between Rugby and Milton Keynes Central, leading to train delays of up to 60 minutes, according to National Rail Enquiries.

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