A MAN has been killed after being hit by a train near York.

He was hit by the Newcastle to Kings Cross service on the East Coast mainline near Skelton Bridge, north of York station, this afternoon (Tuesday, December 18).

A spokeswoman for British Transport Police (BTP) said: “BTP officers attended Skelton Bridge, north of York station, on Tuesday, December 18 after a report of a person being struck by a train.

“The incident was reported to BTP at 3.31pm, and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

“Medics from Yorkshire Ambulance Service also attended, but the person was pronounced at the scene.

“Officers are currently working to establish the identity of the man and inform his next of kin.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Trains have been delayed across the North-East and North Yorkshire.

Buses have been laid on by First Trans Pennine for passengers travelling between Darlington and York.