Updated: Person hit by a train

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A person has been hit by a train at Leagrave station.

Trains between Bedford and London St Pancras International are currently delayed by up to 60 minutes.

There are also overhead line problems at Bedford and Flitwick which is adding to the delays.

An East of England Ambulance Trust spokesperson confirmed they are at the scene.

A passenger who was at the platform at the time said the incident happened “right in front of me”.

UK Railway Chaplains tweeted: “Thoughts with staff and the person involved and their family, very sad for everyone.

“Please remember all the railway staff, ambulance and passenger caught up in this awful tragedy today.”

First Capital Connect said Leagrave station has now re-opened. Trains will now call at the station however there will be on-going disruption.

An angry commuter tweeted: “Unacceptable information at Luton. Poor platform staff had no chance.”

More information as we get it.

If anyone witnessed the incident at Leagrave and needs to talk they can contact Samaritans on 08457 909090.