UPDATE: Train delays after kind-hearted passenger is injured

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The coastal rail line to Brighton was blocked by a train at a standstill at Lancing railway station while an ambulance was called for a passenger.

Southern Rail announced on Twitter that due to a passenger being taken ill a train was ‘at a stand’ at Lancing which is blocking the line.

A spokesperson for the company confirmed that an ambulance was called to assist with an ill passenger.

The train, running from West Worthing to Brighton, was stopped at Lancing until the ambulance arrived.

The train was moving again by 10.30 and regular service has resumed. with some residual delays expected, the spokesperson said.

A spokesperson for South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) said an ambulance was sent to the station just after 10am today.

SECAmb received a report that the man had been injured helping lift a buggy onto the train, the spokesperson said.

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