Emergency services are responding to a serious rail crash, in which a pedestrian was hit by a train on a heritage line, south of Adelaide.

Key points:

  • The male pedestrian was hit by the Cockle Train at about 3:30pm
  • The collision occurred on the outskirts of Victor Harbor along the beachfront heritage line
  • Emergency services are in attendance

Police were called to Hayward Street at McCracken, near Victor Harbor, where the victim was hit by the Cockle Train at about 3:20pm.

The SA Ambulance Service is also in attendance.

The rail line, which is metres from the beach and runs along the south coast, is used by heritage rail operator SteamRanger and is popular with tourists.

SteamRanger confirmed the male victim was struck by its Cockle Train, which runs several times each day.

It said the line would remain closed for the rest of today, and that it was currently working to help passengers alight from the train.

A witness said they heard the ambulances and saw crews performing CPR.

SA Police have said Hayward Street is closed between Heggerton Street and Alexander Street, and have asked people to avoid the area.

Further details, including the age of the victim, have not been released.

In June last year, the Cockle Train was involved in a crash with a truck along the line at Middleton that left several passengers with minor injuries.

The previous year, a woman and her two children avoided injury when their car collided with a train on the same line.

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