A MAN in his 60s has died after they were hit by a train at Pokesdownrailway station last night.

As reported, emergency services were called to the station yesterday.

A spokesperson from British Transport Police said: “At 6.49pm on July 8, officers were called to Pokesdown station following a report of a casualty on the tracks.

"Paramedics also attended.

"However, a man in his 60s was sadly pronounced dead. His family have been informed.

“This incident is not currently being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Train services between Poole and Brockenhurst were blocked for much of the night as a result.

The line is open this morning.

Yesterday, a spokesperson from South Western Railway said: "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, and no trains can pass through.

"If you or someone close to you has been affected by this incident, there is always someone to talk to.

"Contact the Samaritans on 116 123 free at any time, on any phone."

More follows