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Trains out of Wolverhampton halted after man killed on rail line

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Rail services between Wolverhampton and Shropshire were halted after a man was killed by a train.

All lines were blocked after the incident at Bilbrook, near Codsall, last night.

Virgin Trains said the man was hit by a train between Wolverhampton and Telford Central stations at about 9.15pm.

Virgin Trains tweeted:

Shortly afterwards National Rail tweeted:

A British Transport Police spokesman said: "We were called to Bilbrook railway station in Staffordshire at around 9.15pm yesterday, following reports of a person being hit by a train.

"Officers from BTP, along with West Midlands Ambulance Service and Staffordshire Police, attended and a man was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Work is ongoing to establish the identity of the man and inform his family of the death, which is not being treated as suspicious. A file is being prepared for the coroner."

Wolverhampton Road was also closed at the railway bridge between Duck Lane and Keepers Lane while emergency services worked.

Network Rail said the line was reopened at 11.30pm, although there were delays until 1.15am.

National Rail reported:

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