Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man is electrocuted on city train line near Haymarket in Edinburgh

Haymarket Station Image copyright Google
Image caption The body was found on the line west of Haymarket

A man has been electrocuted on a railway line in Edinburgh.

The Edinburgh to Glasgow Central line was closed from 08:50 until 10:20, affecting hundreds of commuters travelling to West Lothian, Shotts and Carstairs.

The man's body was found on the line, west of Haymarket. His death is not being treated as suspicious by the British transport Police.

Commuters were still able to travel on the Glasgow Queen Street line.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: "Our officers were called to the line near Haymarket station at 8.45am on Tuesday, 22 July, after reports of a man's body on the line.

"Colleagues from Scottish Ambulance Service also attended, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

"We are now working to formally identify the deceased and will subsequently inform his family.

"The incident is not currently being treated as suspicious and a full report has been submitted to the local procurator fiscal."

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