POLICE are urging people to avoid Birchwood Railway Station after reports that a person has been killed after being hit by a train.

The incident happened at around 3.06pm.

British Transport Police and paramedics were called to the scene, where the individual was pronounced dead.

Police are not treating the death as suspicious.

A British Transport Police spokesman said a file is being prepared for the coroner.

There are currently delays to trains in the area, with some services being terminated before their destination.