TRAIN passengers wept after a person was hit by a train at Eastleigh Railway Station yesterday morning.

As reported, emergency services rushed to the scene of the incident at 8.45am, but the person was declared dead at the scene.

The incident caused severe disruption to bank holiday travellers.

Eastleigh station was shut and services between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour, Weymouth to Poole and Salisbury and Romsey were affected.

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are now working to establish the identity of the person and inform their next of kin.

Passenger Daisy Hanley said: “I was travelling from Hedge End to meet my boyfriend when it happened.

"I am still in shock. When I got off the train I saw people on the platform crying. Luckily I did not have my young daughter with me because she would have been upset.”

Another passenger added: “I got to Eastleigh train station at about 8.45am and the train I was travelling on is still here two hours later.

"I am travelling to the Midlands from Portsmouth. It is a very sad thing to happen.”

A BTP spokesperson said: “Officers were called to Eastleigh Station on Monday, August 26 after a report that a person had been struck by a train.

"Both officers from the BTP and Hampshire police attended the incident, which was reported to us at 8.43am and is currently being treated as non-suspicious."