A PERSON has ran on to a railway line which has caused trains to temporarily stop running.

The person was reported on the railway line around 9am, causing the electricity supply to be turned off as a safety precaution.

Police are now at the scene to get the person off the railway between Hove and Shoreham, so trains can continue.

Southern stated that people travelling can use Brighton and Hove Buses at no extra charge to get to Brighton or Shoreham.

The person has now been taken to "a position of safety" by police and the electricity supply has been turned back on.

A Southern Rail spokesman said: “We’ve received reports of a trespasser on the railway between Hove and Shoreham-by-Sea.

“As a safety precaution, the electricity supply will be switched off. This means trains are currently unable to run between these stations.

“The police are in attendance to bring the trespasser to a place of safety as soon as possible.

“In the meantime, to help you complete your journey, your ticket is being accepted on Brighton and Hove Buses between Brighton and Shoreham-by-Sea.”

The spokesman added: "The trespasser has been taken to a position of safety. The electricity supply has now been switched back on and trains are on the move again."

Some late running trains may call at fewer stations.

Sussex Police has been contacted for comment.

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