Glasgow & West Scotland

Man's body found on railway track

An investigation is under way after a man's body was found on railway tracks outside a station in Glasgow.

A train driver reported seeing the body about 300 metres outside Baillieston station, in the city's east end, at about 1816 BST on Thursday.

Services were suspended and police and paramedics were called.

British Transport Police are treating the death as "unexplained", but said the man could have been struck by an earlier train.

A spokesman said: "British Transport Police received a report from the driver of the 1816 Glasgow Central to Whifflet train, of a body on the line.

"Although the man may have been struck by a train, he was not struck by the reporting train, and inquiries are continuing as to how he died."

There were 40 passengers on board the First ScotRail train, which was allowed to continue with its journey.

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