NO TRAINS were able to run as emergency services responded to an incident near a railway station.

No services were able to run between Hove and Worthing after the incident in Portslade.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: "Officers were called to Portslade Station shortly before 11.30am today following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

"Paramedics also attended and a person is now being taken to hospital for treatment."

Railway lines between Hove and Worthing reopened shortly after 1pm but Southern Rail has warned "train services running between these stations may still be cancelled or delayed".

The air ambulance also attended the scene, but the casualty was taken to hospital by road.

All trains were left at a standstill for several hours following the incident.

When lines reopened shortly before 1pm, there were still heavy delays to trains with several services being cancelled.

At 2pm, the Southern Rail spokesman said: "Disruption caused by the emergency services dealing with an incident earlier today between Hove and Worthing has now ended."