A PERSON who died after being hit by a train at Eastleigh statio nwas a 27-year-old woman.

Paramedics rushed to help the woman but were unable to save her.

The incident on Monday morning caused severe disruption to rail services and closed Eastleigh station for most of the day.

Services between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour, Weymouth to Poole and Salisbury and Romsey were all affected.

British Transport Police (BTP) officers have been investigating the incident and a coroner’s report will now be prepared.

A spokesperson for BTP said: “Officers were called to Eastleigh station at 8.43am on August 26 following reports of a casualty on the tracks. Paramedics also attended however a 27-year-old woman was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Passenger Daisy Hanley had been travelling from Hedge End to meet her boyfriend when the incident happened.

The 18-year-old said: “I am still in shock.When I got off the train I saw people on the platform crying.

“Luckily my young daughter was not with me because she would have been upset.”

Another passenger added: “It is a very sad thing to happen. I got to Eastleigh train station at about 8.45am and my train is still here two hours later.”