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Rail lines between Elmswell and Bury St Edmunds reopen after teenage boy hit by freight train




Emergency services attended Thurston railway station this morning after reports a teenage boy was struck by a freight train.

A British Transport Police spokesman said they were called at 9.56am to reports the boy had ridden a bicycle across a foot crossing and did not hear the train approaching.

He said: "The train clipped the boy's bicycle and fortunately he was uninjured."

Emergency services at Thurston train station. Picture by Dave Jones
Emergency services at Thurston train station. Picture by Dave Jones

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said the boy was 'assessed at the scene but did not require hospital transport'.

He said an ambulance, rapid response vehicle and the East Anglian Air Ambulance attended.

Fire engines were also seen at Thurston train station.

A Greater Anglia spokesman said: "All lines have reopened after a person was struck by a freight at a level crossing."

He added train services running between Elmswell and Bury St Edmunds were returning to normal but some services may still be cancelled, delayed by up to 15 minutes or revised.

Disruption is expected until 1pm.

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