THE British Transport Police have issued a statement confirming that the person who died on the Wharfedale railway line on Sunday was a woman in her 60s.

The statement said: "Officers were called to Burley-in-Wharfedale station at 9.56am following reports of casualty on the tracks.

"Paramedics also attended, but sadly a woman aged in her 60s was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner."

All trains from Bradford Forster Square to Ilkley were cancelled after the incident was notified to British Transport Police.

A spokesman for Northern said they were alerted by a train driver on the approach to Burley-in-Wharfedale.