A WOMAN had a ‘near miss’ with a train after jumping onto the railway tracks at Ardrossan South Beach Station.

Trains were disrupted for almost two hours following the incident on Monday, April 17 and police were in attendance.

The woman, who is thought to suffer from mental health problems, was uninjured but was taken to hospital as a precaution.

A member of the public who was near the station at the time of the incident contacted the Herald shortly afterwards.

He said: “Someone jumped in front of a train at Ardrossan South Beach.

"She’s okay though. She jumped on the tracks.

“I was sitting in the park and the train came to a stop with a horn blowing and then she ran up the tracks and onto the platform. Then she just ran away.”

A spokesman for British Transport Police Scotland said that the incident was reported to them just after 12pm.

He said: “It was a report of a near miss at Ardrossan South Beach station.

“A woman has been taken to hospital as a precaution. Injuries are not considered to be serious.”

A spokesman for Police Scotland added: “I can confirm that a female jumped in front of a train, but she is unhurt.”

Rail services between Glasgow Central and Ardrossan Harbour / Largs were subject to cancellations and delays as a result of the incident.

A ScotRail Alliance spokesperson said: “Some services in the Inverclyde area were disrupted due to a trespasser on the line around 12.15pm today (Monday, April 17).

“We take this opportunity to remind people not to trespass anywhere on the railway as they put themselves and others at risk of serious injury.

“Services were able to run as normal from around 1.45pm.

“Anyone delayed by 30 minutes or more as a result is entitled to compensation through our Delay Repay Guarantee.”