Police incident prevents trains running through Melton

Rail passengers have been advised that trains will be running to schedule again shortly following an incident near Melton Mowbray this morning (Friday).

By Nick Rennie
Friday, 25th February 2022, 10:14 am
Updated Friday, 25th February 2022, 12:19 pm
Melton railway station EMN-220225-101140001
Melton railway station EMN-220225-101140001

There are reports that a person was struck on the line at Kirby Bellars and we are currently awaiting confirmation of this from British Transport Police.

Leicestershire Police earlier closed Station Lane, between Kirby Bellars and Asfordby, and advised motorists to avoid the area.

Cross Country Trains announced at 8.19am on social media that lines were blocked while the emergency services were on the scene.

Buses have been provided for passengers at at both Leicester and Stamford and have been calling at all stations in between, including Melton Mowbray and Oakham.

In their latest announcement at 9.30am, Cross Country Trains Tweeted: “Following the emergency services dealing with an incident at Melton Mowbray all lines will be reopened shortly.”

Leicestershire Police said on social media earlier: “There is currently a police incident on Station Lane.

“If possible, please avoid the area until further notice due to traffic build-up.

“This is between the A607, Kirby Bellars and Main Street, Asfordby.”

More to follow.