Woman killed by train in Hipperholme

A woman has died in Hipperholme after she was hit by a train.

Tuesday, 30th December 2014, 7:33 am

The woman was struck just before 6.15pm by the Manchester to Leeds Northern Rail Service close to Hipperholme Tunnel near Halifax on Monday evening.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesperson said; “‘BTP Officers attended the line close to Hipperholme Tunnel East End, Hipperholme, Halifax, West Yorkshire on Monday December 29 2014 after a report that a woman had been struck by a train.

“Officers from BTP and West Yorkshire Police attended the incident which was reported to police at 6.14pm and is currently being treated as non suspicious.

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“Paramedics also attended but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.”

A file will be prepared for the Coroner.

The incident caused two hour delays for rail passengers on surrounding routes as affected rail services were delayed or cancelled.