Thorne level crossing death victim was 53-year-old local woman

Thorne North station.
Thorne North station.

A woman who died when she was hit by a train on a Doncaster area level crossing was a 53-year-old local woman, police have said.

A spokesman for British Transport Police confirmed the details this afternoon following the tragedy yesterday morning near Thorne North station.

The woman, who has not been named, was hit by a train on the level crossing between Thorne and Moorends on Marshland Road.

The train involved was the 06.50 Scarborough – Doncaster Northern Rail service.

A spokesman for Northern Rail said: “There were approximately 30 customers on board, one conductor and one driver, all of whom will be offered counselling and support.”

The train was approaching Thorne North station when the woman was hit.

British Transport Police officers spent much of the morning at the scene.

A BTP spokesman said: “Our officers were called to Thorne Level Crossing, Moorends Road, Doncaster at around 9.10am on Tuesday, 24 March following reports of a person being struck by a train.

“Colleagues from South Yorkshire Police and Yorkshire Ambulance service also attended but a woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

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