A MAN has died after being hit by a train in Renfrewshire.

The incident occurred on Sunday just before 6.50pm when the 51year-old was struck by a train at Lochwinnoch train station.

Police rushed to the station soon after but emergency services sadly pronounced the man dead at the scene.

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A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: "Officers were called to Lochwinnoch Railway station, at 6.50pm yesterday after reports of a person being struck by a train.

"Colleagues from the ambulance service also attended and a 51 year-old man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

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"His family have been informed."