Train services on the east coast have been delayed after a person was tragically hit by a train in Fife.

Emergency crews were called to the line between Inverkeithing and Kirkcaldy shortly before 7pm on Sunday.

All trains on the route, which also serves Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen, were temporarily suspended as British Transport Police officers dealt with the tragic incident.

It is not known if the person was injured.

ScotRail urged train users to expect delays and cancellations.

They tweeted: “Sadly, a person has been struck by a train between Inverkeithing and Kirkcaldy.

"The line has been closed between these stations in both directions.

“We’re working closely with Network Rail Scotland and the emergency services. Services to/from Fife will be diverted via Cowdenbeath where possible.”

The rail operator later added that the line had been allowed to reopen at around 8.20pm however knock on delays may still be experienced.

British Transport Police have been contacted for comment.