Inquest into Pyle rail death
THE inquest into the death of a man killed when he was hit by an express train near Pyle is expected to be opened next week.
The man — understood to be from the Kenfig Hill area — died after being struck by a London to Swansea Great Western service at lunchtime on Sunday, August 18.
Emergency services rushed to the scene but he was pronounced dead on the tracks.
The British Transport Police (BTP) have said they are not treating the incident as suspicious.
An inquest into the man's death is due to be opened by the Bridgend coroner on Wednesday, then be formally adjourned until the transport police have completed their investigation.
A BTP spokesman said: "Paramedics from the Welsh Ambulances Service NHS Trust also attended, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
"Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the incident, including how he came to be on the tracks."