A PERSON who was hit by a train on the Weymouth to London Waterloo line has died.

 The incident happened between Brockenhurst and Southampton Central. 

British Transport Police received an emergency call at 11.55am yesterday and attended the scene near Foxhills in Ashurst.

Paramedics also attended.

While some lines were blocked to start with, all lines later reopened between Brockenhurst and Southampton Central in both directions.

However, delays were still expected for much of the afternoon.

South Western Railway said: "We have received reports that a person has been struck by a train.

"Our response teams are working with the emergency services to assist with the incident."