Man dies after being hit by train on Aberdeen line

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A man has died after he was hit by a train on the line in Aberdeen.

The incident happened shortly before 4pm yesterday.

Police have confirmed officers were on site dealing with the incident on the track adjacent to St Fitticks Road in Torry.

A British Transport Scotland spokesman said: “Shortly before 3.50pm, officers were called to the line close to Aberdeen station after report of a person being struck by a train. Paramedics also attended, however a man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“Officers are now working to identify the person and inform their family.”

Motorists and pedestrians were advised to avoid the area.

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As a result, train journeys between Aberdeen and Montrose were disrupted for five hours.

ScotRail cancelled all trains heading north from Dundee with services from Glasgow and Edinburgh suspended and stopping at in Dundee.

Replacement buses were in operation in order to get passengers to their final destination.

The line was reopened at around 6pm and ScotRail told commuters to expect disruptions since trains and crews were “out of position”.

A ScotRail spokesman thanked customers affected for their patience.