A WOMAN died after being struck by a train near Deighton station.
She was killed instantly after getting on to the line on the approach to Deighton from Mirfield.
The incident, which happened at 8.06am yesterday, is not being treated as suspicious.
Police have yet to confirm the identity of the victim.
The First Transpennine 6.55am Hull to Manchester Picadilly train had almost arrived at Deighton station and was travelling in the direction of Huddersfield.
Paramedics found that the woman had died instantly.
An ambulance was parked on the bridge at the station along with three West Yorkshire Police cars as her death was being investigated.
A bus replacement service was initiated while the investigation got underway and commuters were advised that trains would resume at around 10am.
Buses replaced trains for commuters between Huddersfield and Manchester Victoria, Leeds, Brighouse and Mirfield.
At 8.45am some passengers had remained on the train, along with the shocked driver who was assisting police.
One resident who lived next to the station, said: “We didn’t see the commuters turned away from the station but we could see from the bridge that further down the line someone had been hit.
“The ambulances are here but there would be nothing you can do, the trains go so fast you wouldn’t have a chance.”
A spokesman for British Transport Police (BTP) said: “BTP officers attended the line near to Deighton rail station in Huddersfield on Friday, 30 April, after a report that a woman had been struck by a train.
“The incident, which was reported to police at 8.06am, is being treated as non-suspicious and was attended by officers from BTP and West Yorkshire Police.
“Paramedics from the West Yorkshire Ambulance Service also attended but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”