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Man killed after hit by train close to Edinburgh Park station

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Image caption The man was hit by the train close to Edinburgh Park station

A 30-year-old man has died after being struck by a train near Edinburgh Park station.

British Transport Police said the incident was reported to them just after 14:00.

The train was the 13:15 Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh service. Scotrail said two lines between Linlithgow and Edinburgh were closed until 17:00.

It said although the lines had reopened there was "ongoing disruption" due to a backlog of services.

The two lines affected run between Glasgow and Edinburgh via Falkirk High and between Helensburgh and Edinburgh via Airdrie and Bathgate.

Edinburgh/Glasgow Queen Street services were diverted via Dalmeny.

A ScotRail spokeswoman said: "The line has now reopened, however services will be subject to residual delays, alterations and cancellations until approx 17:45"

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