CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A man was hit and killed by a commuter rail train in Belmont on Monday morning, causing delays along the Fitchburg Line.
UPDATE: Fitchburg Line Train 400 (4:50 am from Wachusett) is stopped near Porter Square and is currently 25-35 minutes behind schedule due to police activity on the right of way.— MBTA Commuter Rail (@MBTA_CR) August 19, 2019
Service was back to normal with some residual delays in the early afternoon.
Fitchburg Line Train 409 (11:15 am from North Station) is operating near schedule between North Leominster and Wachusett.— MBTA Commuter Rail (@MBTA_CR) August 19, 2019
According to transportation officials, Fitchburg Line train 400 (4:50 a.m. from Wachusett) was stopped near Porter Square at around 6:30 a.m., triggering serious delays across the line.
Transit Police said a 21-year-old man had trespassed the right of way on the train tracks in Belmont on Brighton Street and was hit by an inbound train. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Riders were told to either seek alternate transportation or expect delays of over one hour.
Traffic Alert: BRIGHTON ST CLOSED betw Cross St & Hittinger St while units assist Transit Police with an incident at the railroad crossing. Expect significant delays for the morning commute. Plan your alternate routes accordingly— Belmont, MA Police (@BelmontPD) August 19, 2019
Outbound Fitchburg Line train 491 from North Station was canceled due to the disruptions caused on the line.
Fitchburg Train 491 (6:45 am from North Station) is cancelled today due to Fitchburg Line disruptions. Next train departing North Station will be Train 403 (7:43 am).— MBTA Commuter Rail (@MBTA_CR) August 19, 2019
Belmont is the second to last stop on the inbound trip from Wachusett to Porter on the Fitchburg Line.
Police continue to investigate the incident. Officials say foul play is not suspected.
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