A PERSON has died after being hit by a train. 

The person was sadly hit and died at the scene near Highbridge. 

The line was blocked between Taunton and Weston-super-Mare, after the incident at around 8am this morning (December 17). 

A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: "Officers were called to the line in Highbridge shortly before 8am this morning following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

"Paramedics also attended however sadly a person was 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 line was blocked and there were delays while emergency services attended the scene. 

All lines have now been reopened following the incident. 

A spokesperson for National Rail said: "Trains are now able to run between Weston-super-Mare and Taunton.

"As trains return to normal, trains may be delayed by up to 30 minutes or be cancelled.  A normal service is expected to resume from 11am."

Train users are being advised to check before they set off on their journey.