Fatal electrocution at Manchester Piccadilly station after person climbs on top of train

Train services arriving and departing from Manchester Piccadilly station have been halted as a person was fatally electrocuted after climbing on top of a train and coming into contact with the overhead electrical lines.

Platforms 3-7 have been closed, with police forming a cordon around the ticket barriers on the main station concourse. – A number of services to and from Manchester Piccadilly are currently delayed or cancelled as power to the overhead lines have been turned off.

Network Rail have dispatched Mobile Operations Managers (MOMs) to the station who will be working alongside emergency services however, at this stage the British Transport Police are advising they are unsure when services will resume.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesperson has released the following statement…

“BTP officers attended Manchester Piccadilly Station on Friday 1st December 2017 after a report of a person coming into contact with overhead electrical lines and suffering injuries consistent with electrocution. – Officers from BTP attended the incident, along with North West Fire and Ambulance which was reported to police at 22:53 and is currently being treated as non-suspicious. – Paramedics also attended but the person was pronounced dead at the scene. – A file will be prepared for the coroner.”