A MAN died after being struck by a train at Hinton Admiral station on Sunday morning.

British Transport Police were called to the scene at 9.20am and the man's death was confirmed.

A spokesman said inquiries are under way but there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances.

The quiet station is between Christchurch in Dorset and New Milton in Hampshire.

All services between Brockenhurst and Bournemouth were suspended while the incident was dealt with.

The routes were blocked for much of the morning, and South Western Railway representatives warned all services could be cancelled, delayed or revised until 1pm.

The spokesperson said yesterday: "Our control centre has received reports of a person being struck by a train between Brockenhurst and Bournemouth, meaning that all lines are currently blocked.

"Our response team are liaising with the British Transport Police, and both are en route to carry out an investigation and deal with the incident. 

"This will cause services to be delayed, altered, or cancelled at short notice.

"For further information, speak to a member of staff or use a help point, and please keep checking for updates.

"We are sorry for any disruption this may cause."

The company had attempted to source replacement road transport to run between Southampton Central and Bournemouth.

However, passengers have taken to social media to share images of long queues for taxis at stations along the route.

Customer tickets were accepted on Great Western Railway services between Salisbury, Southampton and Portsmouth Harbour and on Cross Country services between Bournemouth and Basingstoke when the line reopens.

The 9.48am Weymouth to Waterloo train, which was due to arrive in London at 1.32pm, has been cancelled.

A spokesperson from Network Rail said train companies are making their own arrangements for passengers.