A PERSON has been killed after they were hit by a train between Didcot Parkway and Swindon.

Great Western Railway has said all lines between the two stations are currently blocked while emergency services attend the incident.

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The operator confirmed the fatality occurred just outside Swindon and that train services through the two stations 'may be cancelled or delayed'.

GWR expects the disruption to last until 'circa 5pm'.

Services between London and Wales or the South West are affected, but those to the north and Cotswolds via Oxford are running as normal.

More to follow.