Person dies on Birmingham railway tracks

A person has been found dead on a train line in Birmingham.

An aerial view showing Stechford station. Photo: Google
An aerial view showing Stechford station. Photo: Google

Services between Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International were either cancelled or delayed after the incident at Stechford station this morning.

Crews from West Midlands Ambulance Service and officers from British Transport Police attended but the person was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: "Officers were called to Stechford station at 8.20am today following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

"Paramedics also attended, however, sadly, a person was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner."

Services were returned to normal on the rail network just after 11.57am.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service: "We were called to reports of an incident on the line in Birmingham.

"An ambulance and paramedic officer attended along with colleagues from the British Transport Police."

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