Rail passengers have been warned to expect disruption and delays after a person was killed by a train at Hemel Hempstead station. The fatality led to the cancellation of trains between London Euston and Northampton on Tuesday afternoon.

All lines – and Hemel Hempstead station – have since reopened, but delays are expected to continue throughout the evening, Network Rail said.

A person was struck by a freight train just after 3pm at the station and died at the scene, according to train operator London Midland. Services then came to a standstill but are now starting to get back to normal, although the disruption will continue into the evening.

London Midland said: “Due to the emergency services dealing with an incident between Hemel Hempstead and Apsley earlier today services between Crewe, Birmingham, Northampton and London Euston are being disrupted.

“We are running services again, and can now call at Hemel Hempstead, although delays, alterations and cancellations can be expected whilst services return to normal. Road transport is running between Northampton and Wellingborough, where London Midland tickets will be accepted on East Midland Trains to London St Pancras.”