The person was hit between Plymouth and Penzance on Monday. All train lines through Cornwall have been halted as emergency services respond to the incident.
National Rail said in a statement that trains could be delayed or canceled for up to an hour until 7 p.m. tonight. Its website says all lines are currently closed as a result.
A National Rail spokesman said: “A person has been struck by a train between Plymouth and Penzance. As all lines are currently closed, trains may be canceled or delayed for up to 60 minutes until around 7.00pm. “
There is no other word for the state of the person.
The Inrix traffic and travel service said services were at a standstill on the Great Western Railway line between Plymouth and Penzance.
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Train services would then have returned to normal, according to CrossCountry.
The company posted an update to its Twitter account at 7:08 p.m. which read, “Normal work has resumed after emergency services responded to an earlier incident.”
National Rail had warned of delays of up to an hour.
A number of services were affected including the CrossCountry between Plymouth and Leeds/Edinburgh/Glasgow Central/Aberdeen as well as the route between Penzance and Newcastle.
Meanwhile, Devon and Cornwall Police investigate a fatal road accident on the A39 near Bideford.
Officers were called to report a collision involving a silver and blue Yamaha R1 motorbike and a red BMW iX on the A39 at the junction with the B3248 near Clovelly, Bideford at around 12.10pm on Sunday.
The motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene while the driver and passenger of the BMW were uninjured. They were being treated for shock, police said.
Witnesses should email [email protected] or call 101, quoting log 386, Sunday March 20.