Police investigate sudden death on train line in Co Antrim

Passengers have been escorted off the train.
Passengers have been escorted off the train.

Police are investigating the sudden death of a person on the rail line between Ballymena and Cullybackey this morning, Sunday, February 19.

The rail line has been closed following the incident and is expected to remain closed for some time.

Members of the emergency services are at the scene.

Members of the emergency services are at the scene.

Detailing the closure, a Translink spokesperson said: “Due to an operating incident between Ballymena and Ballymoney the line is closed. Train services through these stations may be subject to disruption on all routes. Disruption is expected until further notice.”

Members of the emergency services are currently at the scene.

DUP North Antrim Assembly candidate, Phillip Logan, has expressed sympathy following the tragic incident.

He said: “This is very sad news for our community as today a family will be mourning the loss of a loved one in such tragic circumstances. I want to express my deepest sympathies to those involved. My thoughts and prayers are with them today and all those impacted by this news.

“It is important to pay tribute to the emergency services who attended the scene. I understand the route has been cordoned off until investigations take place.”