RAIL services to and from Ayrshire have been cancelled after a person was tragically hit by a train. 

Scotrail confirmed the news this morning with trains between Ardrossan, Irvine and Ayr delayed or cancelled as the train operator worked alongside emergency services. 

A ScotRail spokesman said: "Unfortunately we have had reports of a person being struck by a train between Glengarnock and Lochwinnoch

"We are working closely with emergency services during this time and will keep you updated."

Disruption is expected to last until around 9.30am today.