IT HAS emerged that the incident yesterday (Saturday 28 January), initially believed to have been at Bishops Stortford railway station, in fact involved a 15 year old local girl who was crossing the railway line at Johnsons Footpath Crossing in Cannons Close, north of the station.
British Transport Police (BTP) said that the girl was fatally struck at about 11:40 GMT.
BTP are treating the event as a tragic accident.
The line was closed for about two hours, causing delays to National Express East Anglia services to Stansted Airport and Cambridge.
This latest incident has once again raised issues about the safety of pedestrian foot crossings at railway, which often have no indication of an approaching train, and rely upon the user to look for trains.
However, following other similar accidents in the recent past, a lot of the foot crossings have been upgraded to display a red light when a train is approaching, or a green light when it is safe to cross.
Circumstances surrounding this accident have not yet been released, but it is understood that Johnsons Foot Crosssing has red / green light indications