A PERSON has died after being hit by a train at a railway station.

British Transport Police were called to Salfords Station, near Gatwick this morning following the incident.

A spokesman for the force said: "British Transport Police were called at 8.23am following a report of a casualty on the tracks.

"Officers attended but, sadly, a person was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is not being treated as suspicious."

All lines were closed between Gatwick and East Croydon for almost three hours following the incident.

They were reopened at about 11.15am.

A Southern Rail spokesman said: “It is with great sadness that we report a person has been hit by a train between Gatwick Airport and East Croydon.

"If you’ve been affected by what happened on the network today, there is always someone to talk to. You can contact the Samaritans on 116 123 from any phone for a confidential chat.”

He continued: "Trains are able to move again between Gatwick and East Croydon in both directions.

"Please allow plenty of extra time for your journey as there will still be lots of delays and cancellations as the service recovers.

"If you are already on the train or must travel now, your journey will take a lot longer.

"A large part of the Southern and Thameslink network is impacted by this disruption, with lots of train crew and carriages in the wrong position."

Disruption is expected until 4pm.