The facts took place around 3:50 am during the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, according to Infrabel, which has no other information on the circumstances of the accident.
This causes significant disruption since train traffic is interrupted locally, indicates the network manager.
On its website, SNCB reports interrupted rail traffic between Luttre and Braine-le-Comte and between Luttre and La Louvière-Centre.
Replacement buses are put into service by SNCB between La Louvière-Sud and Manage (line 116), as well as between Manage and Luttre (line 117), continues Infrabel.
Manage station is also inaccessible to travellers. The police and Infrabel services are on site.
“It is impossible for us to say at this time when the traffic can be restored. It is likely to be further disrupted during rush hour this morning”, we still underline at Infrabel.
Rail traffic has resumed in Manage
Around 8:55 a.m., Manage station was once again accessible and rail traffic was able to resume around 8:00 a.m., first partially then completely, after the evacuation of a freight train that hit a person overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday, indicated Infrabel in the morning. However, residual delays are still to be expected.
Around 3:50 a.m., a freight train hit a person in the immediate vicinity of Manage station, in the province of Hainaut. The person died, said the network manager.
On its website, SNCB reported in the early hours of interrupted rail traffic between Luttre and Braine-le-Comte and between Luttre and La Louvière-Centre. “Trains are running normally again but delays and cancellations remain possible,” it read at 8:30 a.m.