Woman struck by train identified as 44-year-old from Toddington

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The family of the woman struck by a train at Leagrave station yesterday have been informed of her death

The tragedy took place at around 9.25am at Leagrave station, as the woman was hit by an East Midlands train.

Staff immediately ordered rail users out of the station and hours of delays followed to services between Bedford and St Pancras.

By 10.50am two of the four lines had been reopened at Leagrave, but disruptions continued until the evening.

Today, a British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: “We can confirm that the person struck by a train on Wednesday, 19 August, at Leagrave station has been identified as a 44-year-old woman, from Toddington.

“Her family has been informed. The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”