Man killed after being hit by train is named

A MAN who died after being hit by a train at Newport rail station has been named.

Paul Rolfe, 41, from Newport, was killed instantly when he was struck by train on the northbound carriageway at 10.40pm last Thursday night (August 2).

British Transport Police say the incident is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

A spokesman said: “Paramedics from East of England Ambulance Service also attended but sadly Mr Rolfe was pronounced dead at the scene.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”


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The train involved was the 10.27pm service from Stansted Airport to Cambridge.

Passengers faced delays to services in both directions after the line was temporarily closed. It reopened at around 12am.

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An inquest into the incident was opened and adjourned this morning (Thursday).

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