A man died this morning after being hit by a train close to Deighton station.
The man, thought to be in his early 20’s, died at the scene.
Emergency services were called to the station at about 8.25am.
A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “We were called to the railway line between Deighton and Huddersfield station at 8.25am on Wednesday, January 13, following reports of a person being struck by a train.
“His death is not being treated as suspicious, and officers are now working to identify him and inform his family.
“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”
The incident caused severe disruption to train services around Huddersfield, with all lines between Huddersfield and Mirfield blocked.
Ian Broadbent, who works close to the scene off Leeds Road, said: “Someone said he saw the train driver slam all his brakes on.
“We presume someone has been on the line.”
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance landed on playing fields off Leeds Road.
National Rail said the incident was causing delays of up to 40 minutes to trains between Huddersfield and Leeds, Brighouse and Wakefield.