A person has been hit by a train between Horsham and Three bridges, causing line closures between the two stations.

A statement on service provider Southern's website stated: "We regret to inform you that a person has been hit by a train between Horsham and Three Bridges.

"Network Rail response staff and the emergency services are en route to attend to this tragic incident.

"At present, services in this area are at a standstill.

"There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last, but it is likely to continue until at least 7pm.

"Trains are currently unable to call at Littlehaven, Faygate, Ifield and Crawley in either direction."

As a result of the incident, mutual ticket acceptance is in place on Southern and Thameslink services.

Additionally, Southern tickets will be valid on Metrobus will services between Gatwick, Three Bridges, Crawley and Horsham, and South Western Railway services between London, Havant and Portsmouth/Southampton.

Replacement buses will run between Horsham and Three Bridges, commencing at 6pm.

A spokesman for the British Transport Police confirmed an incident had taken place on the line between the two stations and said that emergency services were attending, but was unable to give more details.