Person killed by GO Transit train

Unidentified person struck on tracks near Greenwood this morning

GO Transit train sits on the tracks where it struck an unidentified person, obscured by trees in this photo, near Greenwood Avenue. Evangelo Sipsas/Toronto Observer

A person was killed on the tracks after being hit by a westbound GO Transit train at Greenwood and Walpole avenues this morning.

Emergency crews reached the scene moments after the person was struck at about 8 a.m.

Police are investigating but have not released the name or sex of the deceased.

A resident at a house backing on to the accident scene said people often try to cross the tracks there. The man, who did not want to be identified, complained the wall separating the houses’ yards and the track area is too low, letting people easily hop the wall.

GO Transit trains on the Lakeshore eastbound and the Stouffville lines were stranded at Union Station more than an hour after the accident.

Westbound trains on the Lakeshore line were unable to go past Danforth GO Station at Main Street south of Danforth Avenue. After 9:30 a.m.  GO Transit said it has given permission to run limited service through the area.

Metrolinx spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins said these investigations usually take at least two hours.

The TTC is allowing GO Transit commuters to use their GO Transit fares for all TTC lines in the affected area.

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Posted: Apr 13 2016 11:07 am
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