Emergency services called after tragic death on railway tracks near Burley in Wharfedale

There was major disruption to trains services this morning after a person was found dead on the train tracks between Guiseley and Ilkley.

British Transport Police were called out to the line near Burley in Wharfedale around 7.05am Monday morning following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

Paramedics were called out, but sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene.

British Transport Police said:

"Officers were called to the line near Burley in Wharfedale at 7.05am this morning (Monday 13 September) following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

"Paramedics also attended, and sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner."

The line was cleared and train services started to return to a normal service around 12.30.

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