A CASUALTY who was found on the railway by Winchester Station has been taken to hospital.

Emergency services arrived at the railway and above bridge in Romsey Road, to assist the individual to a place of safety.

A spokesperson for British Transport Police (BTP) said: “Officers were called to the line near Winchester railway station at around 1.30pm today (15 December) following reports of a casualty on the tracks. Paramedics also attended and a person has been taken to hospital.

"The incident is not being treated as suspicious."

BTP declined to give any more details of how the person got onto the railway.

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All lines re-opened between Basingstoke and Eastleigh around 3.40pm but delays and disruption is expected to continue until 9pm.

Romsey Road was closed between Upper High Street and St James’ Lane for less than an hour from around 1.30pm, causing traffic to build.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Police said: "We were called at 1.28pm today (December 15) to a concern for the safety of a man on Romsey Road in Winchester.

"The road was closed for a short period of time. It has since reopened."

A statement on the South Western Railway (SWR) reads: “We were earlier informed of the emergency services dealing with an incident between Basingstoke and Eastleigh.  This has now been resolved and all lines have reopened. However, services will still be subject to delay, cancellation or revision while we return the service to normal.”

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While disruption lasts, SWR passengers can alternatively use their tickets on:

  • Stagecoach route 64 between Winchester and Alton

  • Stagecoach route 67 between Winchester and Petersfield

  • Bluestar route 1 between Southampton and Winchester

  • Bluestar route 2 between Southampton and Eastleigh

  • Stagecoach route 66 between Romsey and Winchester

  • Stagecoach route 61 between Eastleigh and Winchester

  • Bluestar 3 between Southampton - Bitterne - Hedge End - Botley – Eastleigh

  • Bluestar 14 between Southampton - Bitterne - Hedge End

  • Bluestar 24 between Eastleigh - Southampton Airport Parkway - Hedge End

  • First 28 and 28A between Fareham - Swanwick – Botley

  • First Bus X54 between Poole - Hamworthy - Wareham - Wool – Weymouth

  • First Bus 10 between Weymouth - Upwey - Dorchester