A MAN who was hit by a train at Swanscombe train station this afternoon was pronounced dead at the scene.

A British Transport Police spokesman said the death is not being treated as suspicious after the man, said to be quite young, came off the platform into the path of a London-bound train.

Police and BTP officers were called to the scene at 2.54pm and medics from South East Coast Ambulance Service and a Network Rail emergency response team attended. 

Where Swanscombe High Street crosses the railway track was cordoned off and traffic diverted for around an hour-and-a-half while teams worked to remove the body before it was taken to Darent Valley hospital.

A BTP spokesman said: “Enquiries are ongoing to establish the man’s identity and inform his family.

“A file will be prepared for the Coroner.”