LINES are blocked between Skipton and Keighley after a person was struck and killed by a train this morning.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said that officers were called at 6.05am today to reports that a person had been struck by a train.

BTP officers and an ambulance attended and the person was found to have been killed.

The death is being treated as non-suspicious. 

Emergency services are still dealing with the incidentnear Steeton and Silsden Station.

Train services running through stations on the Airedale line between Bradford Forster Square and Skipton may be cancelled or delayed and disruption is expected until noon.

Road transport will replace train services between Skipton and Keighley using B&N coaches, S-Line coaches, Phantom coach.

Customers between Leeds and Keighley who are travelling to Carlisle or Lancaster/Morecambe, ticket acceptance is in place with Transpennine Express between Leeds and Manchester and Manchester to Lancaster/Carlisle.

Please check Customer Information Screens and listen for PA announcements for further updates.