UPDATE: Bishop’s Stortford train victim identified as 75-year-old local man

A man was pronounced dead after being hit by a train near Bishop's Stortford this morning (Tuesday).

A man was pronounced dead after being hit by a train near Bishop's Stortford this morning (Tuesday). - Credit: Archant

The man who died last week after being hit by a train near Bishop’s Stortford has been identified as a 75-year-old who was local to the area.

British Transport Police (BTP) are not yet able to confirm the man’s identity before the inquest has been opened and adjourned.

A spokesman for BTP said the family of the man, who died after being hit by a crossing at 6.15am last Wednesday morning, had been informed of the incident.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, after BTP were called to a crossing close to Cannons Mill Lane in Bishop’s Stortford after reports of a person being hit by a train.

Hertfordshire Police and East of England Ambulance Service were also in attendance.

Passengers faced cancellations, delays up to 60 minutes and diversons on the day.