Trains travelling across the Forth Rail Bridge have been stopped in both directions due to concerns for a person on the line. 

The main East Coast railway line is currently blocked and trains are not being allowed to travel between stations at either end of the railway bridge.

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ScotRail said they were working closely with emergency services and a replacement bus service is being used to ferry passengers between Edinburgh and Fife. 

Trains to and from London are also affected, with northbound services terminating at Edinburgh, where buses would be provided to allow passengers to continue their journey. 

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “Officers were called at 10.01am to the Forth Rail Bridge, North Queensferry, following a report concerning the welfare of a man.

“They remain at the scene and the incident is ongoing.”

Police said they were called to the bridge at around 10am following reports of concern for a person.