POLICE say they are not treating the death of a man near Stone as suspicious.
The man, who has yet to be named, was found yesterday evening near the railway line at Mill Meece.
Police and paramedics were called to the site on the West Coast Main Line, following reports that a train had hit someone, shortly after 7pm.
Officers are not treating the incident as suspicious and the coroner will be informed.
Trains travelling between Stafford and Crewe and Stoke-on-Trent were delayed by around 45 minutes, until 11.30pm.
A spokesman for British Transport Police said: "At 7.47pm on Saturday a report was received that the driver of the 18.55 Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston passenger train has reported striking a person in Staffordshire.
"British Transport Police and Staffordshire Police officers, together with paramedics attended and the body of a male person was found deceased at the scene.
"There are no suspicious circumstances and the coroner will be advised. The railway lines were closed until 9.16pm."