Officers from British Transport Police are appealing for information after a man was struck and killed by a train near to Longport rail station, Staffordshire.
The incident happened shortly after 9.30pm on Friday, 24 January, as a Virgin Trains service passed through the area.
Sergeant John Price said: "As the train passed through Longport station it struck and killed a man who had managed to get onto the tracks.
"We believe the deceased was a 54-year-old man from Stoke and, at this stage, we aren't treating his death as suspicious.
"We are, however, having some difficulty in piecing together the moments leading up to his death and I am calling on anyone who may be able to assist to come forward.
"It is likely that he was in and around the station shortly before his death and some witnesses have told us they saw other people in the area at the time.
"I think someone will be able to help us figure out exactly how he came to be on the tracks and I urge anyone with information to get in touch."
If you can help officers in any way please call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting log 569 of 24/1/14.