Major train disruption was reported in Lancashire tonight after a person was killed on the tracks.
Emergency services were dealing with an incident between Preston and Bolton / Wigan North Western which was causing disruption to journeys between these stations.
Services may be cancelled or delayed.
It was anticipated that disruption would continue until 19:30.
TransPennine Express customers were advised that they may use their tickets on Virgin Trains Services between Preston and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh.
Train operator Virgin confirmed there had been a fatality.
It happened between Preston and Wigan North Western at around 4.30pm.
Unconfirmed reports said the death happened near Leyland.
One witness said it happened closed to Leyland station.
He said: “When I got the station I was turned away. It was obvious something terrible had happened.”