Update – delays following accident at Goring Railway Station

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SEVERE delays to the train services along the south coast were caused after a train stuck a man’s foot.

British Transport Police have confirmed a man was struck by a train near to Goring Railway Station this morning (Thursday, June 30).

However, they have said the man in question only suffered minor injuries to his foot.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokeswoman said: “BTP officers were called to the line near to Goring on Sea railway station on Thursday, June 30 following a report of a man being hit by a train.

“Sussex Police officers also attended the incident, which was reported to police at 6.36am and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

“Paramedics from the South East Coast Ambulance Service attended and the man was taken to Worthing Hospital, where he is being treated for minor injuries to his foot.”

The train involved in the accident was the 5.53am Littlehampton to London Bridge train.

The accident caused severe disruption on the lines in both directions along the coast after the power on the train tracks had to be turned off while British Transport Police recovered the man.

The power was switched on at 7.10am with the train involved in the collision carrying on its route at 7.20am.

Network Rail has warned passengers to expect up to 40 minute delays, particularly between Worthing and Ford.