Belfast Telegraph

Investigation under way following death on railway line

A person has died on the railway line in Co Antrim.

The tracks have been closed as police investigate the "sudden death" between Ballymena and Cullybackey on Sunday morning.

DUP North Antrim Assembly candidate Phillip Logan said: "This is very sad news for our community as today a family will be mourning the loss of a loved one in such tragic circumstances."

He added: "It is important to pay tribute to the emergency services who attended the scene.

"I understand the route has been cordoned off until investigations take place."

The train involved was the 09.33 service from Londonderry to Great Victoria Street in Belfast.

A statement by operator Translink said: "We can confirm a man has died on the railway line near Ballymena this morning.

"The line was closed as a result but has now reopened."

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