THE identity of a woman struck and killed by a train is expected to be revealed today (Thursday).
British Transport Police received a report at 5.18am on Tuesday (August 3) of a possible fatality on the line near the Saltney Junction area in Curzon Park Road North.
A spokesman for Network Rail said: “We got a phone call from the driver of an empty passenger train that had been involved in a near miss with a female trespasser.
“As a result of that we sent staff out, located the woman and escorted her off the railway.
“A second train was asked to check the line. At 5.20am they went through and found it was clear.
“The next thing we know is that the 5.45am service from Chester-Wrexham has unfortunately struck a woman trespasser.”
A BTP spokesman said: “Officers attended and a woman was found on the line, having been struck by the 5.45am Chester-Wrexham service.
“She was found unconscious, having suffered multiple injuries, and died at the scene. Death was confirmed at 6.12am by paramedics.
“As a result of this incident, train services were disrupted but the track was cleared and handed back to Network Rail at 8am.
“The incident is currently being treated as non-suspicious and an investigation is ongoing. Officers are currently working to establish the woman’s identity and inform her family.”
The spokesman said yesterday family members had been located and it was hoped identification could be revealed today.