Man killed at level crossing

Emergency services at the scene
Emergency services at the scene

A man was killed after being struck by a high speed train at a level crossing in Motherwell’s Logans Road on Tuesday morning.

Police said there were did not appear to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident which took place around 8.30am.

As a result of the tragedy, which took place in the middle of the morning rush hour, there were some road closures in the area and considerable disruption to rail services travelling in and out of the town.

ScotRail said train services were disrupted for around two hours while the scene of the tragedy was cleared and inspected.

Some of the Virgin Trains and CrossCountry services which usually stop at Motherwell were diverted via Holytown.

Replacement shuttle buses were drafted in between Bellshill, Motherwell and Lanark for commuters who were unable to travel by train.

Investigations into how and why the incident happened were still ongoing as we went to press and no details of the victim had been released.

However a spokesman for British Transport Police said: “Shortly before 8.30am this morning a presently unidentified man died after being struck by a train at the level crossing in Logans Road, Motherwell.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish his identity and how he came to be on the crossing.

“At this stage there would appear to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and a full report will be submitted to the local Procurator Fiscal.”