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Body found on rail line
A BODY was recovered from the railway track in Accrington today.
A Northern Rail spokeswoman confirmed that there had been a fatality on the line at around 2.45pm between the halts at Accrington and Huncoat.
The North West Ambulance Service attended the scene between Accrington Cricket Club and Whitewell Road, but said the patient was dead upon arrival.
They were unable to confirm if it was a man or a woman.
The train involved was the 12.52pm service from York to Blackpool North.
Services on the lines were stopped immediately and it re-opened at 4.20pm.
Passengers faced delays of about 30 minutes until 5.15pm.
No-one from the British Transport Police was available for comment.
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