Major disruption has been caused on the rail network after a man was hit by a train at East Croydon station.

Passengers face cancellations and delays of up to 60 minutes, with services from Southern, First Capital Connect, Gatwick Express and London Overground all affected by the incident.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: "BTP officers were called to a line close to East Croydon rail station this morning to reports of a person having been struck by a train.

"Officers attended the incident which they were alerted to at 5.25am and it is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

"Medics from London Ambulance Service also attended and a man was pronounced dead at the scene. A file will be prepared for the coroner."

The man was struck by a London Victoria to Brighton service and the line was handed back to Network Rail at 6.36am.

A statement on the Southern trains website said: "Due to a person hit by a train just outside of East Croydon station, Southern services on all routes to and from London Victoria and London Bridge via East Croydon are subject to delay, alteration and short notice cancellation until further notice.

"Ticket acceptance is in place with Metrobus routes, Brighton & Hove Buses, South West Trains, SouthEastern, First Capital Connect, London Buses, London Underground and London Tramlink over any reasonable routes until further notice."