A PERSON died after being hit by a train over the weekend.

Trains could not move between Brighton and Lewes for two hours following the incident.

Speaking at 8pm on Saturday, a Southern Rail spokesman said: “It is with great sadness that we report a person has been hit by a train between Lewes and Brighton.

"All lines are closed between these stations while the emergency services work to deal with this tragedy.”

Lines were reopened shortly before 10pm.