Person hit by train in Chirk

By Rob Smith | Chirk | News | Published:

Air ambulances have been called to reports of a person being hit by a train.

The accident was reported soon before 4pm today, on train tracks in Chirk.

Laura Abraham of the Welsh Ambulance Service said: "We were called today at approximately 4pm to reports of an incident near Station Avenue, Chirk. We responded with an emergency ambulance crew and an air ambulance."

Police have also attended. A British Transport Police spokesman said: "We received a call just before 4pm about a casualty on the tracks. We are currently in attendance."

A National Rail statement said: "A person has been hit by a train between Wrexham General and Shrewsbury, blocking all lines.

"As a result of this, trains may be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 minutes.

"This is expected to continue until approximately 18:30.

"Trains may be diverted between Shrewsbury and Chester, running non-stop between the stations.

"Replacement road transport has been requested to run between Chester and Shrewsbury via Wrexham General."

Rob Smith

By Rob Smith

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based at Ketley in Telford.

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