Coroner investigating after rush hour train death

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The coroner is investigating the case of the tragic man in his fifties who died on the track at Central Milton Keynes rail station on Tuesday evening.

The man, whose death is believed to be non-suspicious, was hit by a train at 5.30pm - the peak of commuter chaos.

All trains coming in and out of the station were delayed for an hour and a half, and only a limited service operated until 8.25pm.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “BTP officers were called to Milton Keynes Central rail station on February 18 after a report that a man had been struck by a train.

“The incident was reported to BTP at 5.30pm and was also attended by Thames Valley Police officers.

“Medics from the South Central Ambulance Service also attended but the man, believed to be in his 50s and from Shropshire, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the man’s family has been informed.