South East Wales

Rail disruption as man hit by First Great Western train

Pencoed crossing
Image caption People gather at Pencoed railway station following the incident on Monday

Rail services in south Wales have been disrupted following the death of a man on the line.

A number of First Great Western trains were cancelled or diverted after the incident at Pencoed railway station on Monday.

The man was hit by the Swansea to London Paddington service at about 13:10 BST, which was then terminated at Cardiff said British Transport Police.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

A spokesman for First Great Western said two further services had to be diverted, which delayed passengers by 30 minutes.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: "Paramedics from the Welsh Ambulance Service also attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Enquiries are ongoing to establish the man's identity and inform his next of kin."

Image caption British Transport Police said the man's death was not being treated as suspicious

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