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Wolverhampton Railway Station closed after person hit by train

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Wolverhampton Railway Station was closed this afternoon after a man was hit by a train.

An ambulance outside Wolverhampton Railway Station after a person was hit by a train

Police were called to the city's railway station at around 1pm today.

Emergency services attended the scene after reports of the man on the tracks.

British Transport Police officers are investigating and the train station was closed for around 30 minutes while paramedics were at the scene. It is now back open.

The scene outside the railway station on Wednesday afternoon

The extent of the man's injuries are not yet known, a spokesman said.

He was taken to Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital for emergency treatment.

Train services through Wolverhampton are being cancelled or delayed as a result.

While some lines have now reopened, disruption is expected to last until around 3.30pm, according to train operator West Midlands Railway.

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West Midlands Railway tickets will be accepted on Cross Country services, and bus and West Midlands Metro services.

Replacement coach services were being set up between Wolverhampton and Stafford stations and Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury.

Reporter Harriet Evans is at the scene:

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