A woman has died after being hit by a train at Gatley

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 15th May 2023

A woman has died after she was hit by a train at a Greater Manchester railway station.

Her death is not being treated as suspicious.

Emergency services were scrambled to Gatley station in Stockport at around 8.50am on Sunday.

Train services between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly were disrupted while emergency services were on the scene.

In a statement released this morning, a British Transport Police spokesperson said: “Officers were called to Gatley railway station at 8.50am on 14 May to reports of a casualty on the tracks.


“Paramedics also attended, and sadly a woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

“This incident is not being treated as suspicious. A file will be a prepared for the coroner.”


The train lines reopened at around 10.38am on 14 May with delays.

Where to turn for help

If you or anyone you know is struggling right now, please know that you are never alone and there are many different places you can reach out to for support right here in Greater Manchester.

Suffering in silence never need be the way.

  • Manchester Mind – An organisation that has supported people in Manchester for over 30 years. Most services are now available over the phone, by email or video call. The number is 0161 769 5732 and the opening hours are Monday – Friday, 10am -2pm.
  • The GM Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust – The local NHS helpline is open 24/7 which you can call any time, day or night, if you feel your mental health is beginning to suffer: 0800 953 0285.
  • Andy’s Man Club – A group dedicated to starting conversations about mental health, assuring people that it’s ok to talk. You can contact them by email on: [email protected].
  • CALM – The Campaign Against Living Miserably supports people via phone and webchat. You can call 0800 58 58 58 or speak to a support worker online. Open 5pm – midnight.
  • Samaritans – The Manchester & Salford Samaritans offer emotional support by telephone and email. The phone lines and email support are available 24/7. Call 116 123 or visit the website.

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