A person has died after being hit by a train in Ayrshire.

Multiple routes were locked down this evening as emergency services dealt with the tragic incident.

The alarm was raised at around 5pm after reports of a casualty on the tracks near Newton-on-Ayr station.

Emergency crews including Police Scotland and the Scottish Ambulance Service rushed to help.

The person was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

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British Transport Police have confirmed that the incident is not being treated as suspicious.

They added that a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

The line between Troon and Ayr stations was closed following the incident but it has since reopened.

A BTP spokesperson said: “We were called at 5.13pm to reports of a casualty on the tracks near Newton-on-Ayr station.

“Officers and paramedics attended but sadly a person was declared deceased at the scene.

“The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be prepared for the Procurator Fiscal.”

ScotRail say train services between Glasgow Central and Ayr are also returning to normal. However, the operator has warned that some services will still be cancelled, delayed or revised.

In the meantime, for stuck travellers, ticket acceptance is currently in place with Stagecoach West buses including the number 4 Glasgow Kilmarnock Prestwick Ayr, number 11 Kilwinning – Irvine – Ardrossan and number 14 Irvine – Troon – Ayr.

ScotRail has also requested buses for those bound for Kilwinning and Ayr.

Due to limited availability of replacement coaches, however, the company is advising customers to make their own alternative transport arrangements.

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