Specially trained police officers are currently working to get a man off train tracks near Stockport, British Transport Police (BTP) said.
At around 5.30am this morning (19 July) police were called to a train line near Stockport, Greater Manchester, after concerns were raised for the welfare of a man standing on the tracks.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and the North West Ambulance Service are also on the scene as the incident reaches its seventh hour.
Officers are still on scene at Stockport where a man is on the tracks. Thank you for your continued patience, our priority is to get him to safety ASAP.
— BTP Gtr Manchester (@BTPGtrMcr) July 19, 2018
BTP said officers are speaking with the man and are working to get him to safety and away from danger.
Trains between Stockport and Manchester are currently delayed or have been cancelled as officers deal with the incident.
The Manchester Evening News reports that the man is currently on a section of the track on Stockport viaduct.
The man’s motivation for remaining on the tracks is currently unknown.
A BTP spokesperson said: “We understand disruption on the rail network during peak times can be frustrating, however we hope people understand this was necessary so that officers could speak with the man safely.
“We have been working closely with Network Rail and have partially reopened some of the lines which is allowing trains to move.”
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