Glasgow & West Scotland

Man dies after being hit by train at Carluke

A man has died after being hit by a train near Carluke.

The incident led to delays in rail services from Lanark to Milngavie and Dalmuir.

Train operator ScotRail flagged up the incident on its Twitter feed shortly after 16:00 but has since said that services were returning to normal.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said the man's death was not being treated as suspicious.

He added: "Our officers were called to the line near Carluke shortly before 3.30pm, following reports a person had been hit by a train.

"Colleagues from Police Scotland and the Scottish Ambulance Service also attended.

"A search of the area was carried out, and other enquiries were being made to locate the person.

"At 4.15pm, officers received a report of a man being struck by a train at Cartland. A man was later confirmed dead.

"We are working to identify the man and inform his family. A full report will be submitted to the local procurator fiscal."

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