Train driver reported to be ‘traumatised’ following Uppermill crossing death
Thursday 3rd November 2016 15:36 Mossley & Saddleworth News Stalybridge Posted by Nigel P.

Pictures courtesy of Stuart Littleford Saddleworth News.

Police officers barring the way to the crossing over the rail track at Moorgate Halt where a man was killed earlier after being hit by a train.

Police officers barring the way to the crossing over the rail track at Moorgate Halt where a man was killed earlier, after being hit by a train.

A train driver who was travelling in the opposite direction to the train that hit a man at a foot crossing near Uppermill is feared to be suffering from shock.

The train driver was believed to have been taken by police and met by ambulances at Stalybridge rail station where he received medical attention, shortly after the  incident at Moorgate Halt Crossing, in which a man died.

According to staff at Stalybridge station, it was believed the driver was badly affected by the incident that happened just after 12 30 pm this afternoon (November 3).

The incident involved a man who was hit by a train on the small foot crossing south of Uppermill on the line between Huddersfield and Stalybridge.

Police come down from the scene at Moorgate Halt where a man was killed by a train on at the small foot crossing

Police come down from the scene at Moorgate Halt where a man was killed by a train on at the small foot crossing.

The crossing is located where the old station of Moorgate Halt was situated before its closure, many years ago and is accessed by a small wooden gate that leads to a path taking pedestrians crossing the line over the rail tracks.

There are said to be just wooden boards in between the tracks to enable the crossing.

The route between Leeds and Liverpool were closed for at least an hour and half and buses had been laid on to take passengers waiting at Stalybridge to their onward destinations.

Rail staff at Stalybridge said that there was one train running normally between Staybridge and Victoria on an hourly basis, but because trains had been delayed further up the line that was having a knock on effect for trains travelling onto Huddersfield and beyond.

It is understood (at 2.30 pm) that the lines are now open but travellers should expect delays due to the schedule disruption.