RAIL passengers are being advised to delay travelling today after a person was hit by a train.

There are delays across the network between Sussex and London after the incident, which happened at East Croydon station earlier this morning before 8am.

Southern Rail said in a tweet: "It is with great sadness that we report a person has been hit by a train at East Croydon.

"All lines are disrupted whilst the emergency services work to deal with this incident.

"Services through East Croydon will be severely disrupted and it will affect services across the Southern network.

"If you can delay travel until later in the day, we'd advise you do so.

"If you do need to travel please continue to check our journey planners before travelling."