THE person who sadly died on the railway line at Padgate yesterday afternoon, Monday, was a woman in her 30s, police have confirmed.

British Transport Police provided the tragic update this afternoon, Tuesday.

The force also confirmed that the woman’s next of kin have been informed.

Officers were called to the scene at around 1.40pm yesterday after receiving reports of a casualty on the tracks.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious.

The railway line was closed in both directions following the incident, causing significant disruption to train services between Warrington Central and Manchester Oxford Road.

In a statement yesterday, a spokesman for British Transport Police said: “Officers were called to Padgate station at 1.40pm following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

“Paramedics also attended, however sadly a person has been pronounced dead at the scene.

“Officers are now working to identify the person and inform their family.

“The incident is not being treated as suspicious, and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

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