A person has died following an incident on the Weymouth-Waterloo rail line this morning.

Police and paramedics were called to Boscombe at 6.35am to reports of a casualty on the tracks.

A person was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

British Transport Police (BTP) said the incident is not being treated as suspicious. 

A  BTP spokesman said: "Officers are now working to identify the person and inform their next of kin. A report will also be prepared for the coroner."

Trains were halted between Poole and Brockenhurst this morning after the incident was reported.

It was initially said that problems were expected on the rails until 2pm. However, they have since reopened.

Earlier this morning, a spokesperson from National Rail said: "The emergency services are dealing with an incident between Poole and Brockenhurst, resulting in all lines being shut.

"Network Rail 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."

However, shortly before 9am, the spokesperson said: "All lines have reopened following the emergency services having dealt with an incident between Poole and Brockenhurst."

Tickets are being accepted on Cross Country services between Bournemouth and Basingstoke, Southern services between Southampton, Portsmouth and London Victoria and Great Western Railway services between Weymouth and Dorchester.

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