Person dies near Sandwell railway station

A person has died near a Black Country railway station this afternoon.

The scene at Rowley Regis train station. Photo: Toni Bird
The scene at Rowley Regis train station. Photo: Toni Bird

Emergency services attended Rowley Regis Railway Station, in Sandwell, at 3.38pm following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

The person was declared dead at the scene. British Transport Police are not treating their death as suspicious.

Work is ongoing to identify the casualty and inform their next of kin.

There has been a large presence of emergency services at the station this afternoon. Services have been delayed for several hours.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: "British Transport Police were called to the line near Rowley Regis railway station at 3.38pm today following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

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

"Officers are working to identify the deceased and inform their next of kin.

"This incident is not being treated as suspicious."

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent two ambulances, HART paramedics and two paramedic officers to the scene.

A spokesman for WMAS said: "Sadly nothing could be done to save the patient and they were confirmed deceased on scene."

West Midlands Railway, which operates the station, said: "Because of the emergency services dealing with an incident near the railway between Birmingham Snow Hill and Stourbridge Junction all lines are blocked.

"Train services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed. Disruption is expected to last until around 6.45pm today."

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