A person died following an incident on the train line to Weymouth yesterday afternoon.

A spokesman from British Transport Police said they were called to Parkstone station at 12.05 following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

All trains between Bournemouth and Weymouth were suspended.

A spokesman from British Transport Police said: "Officers were called at 12.05pm to Parkstone station in Poole following a report of a casualty on the tracks.

"Paramedics also attended. However, sadly a person has been pronounced dead.

“Officers are currently working to identify the person and establish the circumstances behind their death.”

South Western Railway said in an announcement to passengers yesterday, that trains between Weymouth and Bournemouth in both directions were affected by cancellations and delays.

Trains from London Waterloo were being terminated at Bournemouth.

Disruption was expected until 6pm.

Just before 3pm it was reported to the Echo that services had started to run again.

A spokesman from South Western Railway said yesterday: "Our response teams are working with the emergency services to assist with the incident.

"In order to allow emergency services access to the railway all power to the track will need to be switched off in the affected area.

"For further information or onward travel advice please speak to a member of staff or use a station help point.

"We are very sorry for any delay that this may cause to your journey."

People affected by the incident are being advised to contact the Samaritans free on 116 123 at any time.

For details of the rail provider's compensation company see www.southwesternrailway.com/contact-and-help/refunds-and-compensation

For more information about today's disruption call 0345 6000 650 (option 4) or see www.southwesternrailway.com