Two men pronounced dead after being hit by trains in separate incidents near Glasgow

By Holly Lennon

Two men have died after being hit by trains in separate incidents within an hour of each other.

Emergency services were first called to a person having been hit near Kilmarnock around 7.12pm on Thursday with the line closed for a period of time afterward.

A second person was struck between Bishopbriggs and Lenzie around 7.32pm.

Despite the best efforts of first responders, both men were later pronounced dead.

Police are not treating either incident as suspicious and reports will be sent to the procurator fiscal on both deaths.

A British Transport Police spokeswoman confirmed the double tragedy.

They said: "Officers were called to the line near Bishopbriggs at 7.32pm yesterday (6 January) following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

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

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

She added: "Officers were called to the line near Kilmarnock at 7.12pm yesterday (6 January) following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

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

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

ScotRail services were disrupted following the incidents with replacement buses put on for those affected.

If you’ve been affected by any of the issues covered in this story or you’re in need of help, please contact the Samaritans in Glasgow. You can call free from any phone on 116 123 or head to the Samaritans website for more information.


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