Network Rail has said at 1.10pm yesterday afternoon (May 22, 2012) the driver of the 12.18pm First Great Western London Paddington to Taunton service reported hitting a vehicle at the Ufton Nervet level crossing in Berkshire.
The vehicle was identified as a motor scooter and Network Rail has said the rider of the scooter died at the scene.
Emergency services attended the scene and the Rail Accident Investigation Branch was notified. British Transport Police is not treating the death as suspicious.
Early investigations ‘appear to show that the level crossing equipment was in working order’.
Train services were diverted via Melksham and Swindon and the line reopened at 16.30.