British Transport Police have confirmed a person died this morning on the railway line near Starcross.
The line was closed for around two hours just after 10am between Newton Abbot and Exeter.
A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: "Shortly after 10.00am today (17/1) British Transport Police were called to the track close to Starcross train station following reports that a person had been hit by a train.
"Paramedics also attended, but sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene.
"The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.'