BRITISH Transport Police has confirmed that a person has died on the tracks at Newton-le-Willows station this morning (Monday, February 10). 

Officers and ambulance attended the station this morning to reports of a casualty on the tracks.

A person was found dead at the scene. 

A British Transport Police spokeswoman said: "Officers were called to Newton-le-Willows station at 6.15am this morning following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

"Paramedics also attended however a person has sadly been pronounced dead at the scene.

"Officers are now working to identify the person and inform their family.

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

The incident affected trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester.

Services running out of stations such as Lea Green, St Helens Junction, Newton-le-Willows and Earlestown were affected.

Lines have since been reopened.