NORWOOD, Mass. - A man has died after being struck by a Commuter Rail train at the Norwood Depot while he was crossing the tracks Tuesday morning, according to Norwood Police Chief William Brooks.
Man struck by commuter rail train at Norwood Depot - fatal. Trains in both directions held up. RR Ave shut down. Seek alternate route. pic.twitter.com/wMXJVuILTN— Chief Brooks (@ChiefBrooksNPD) February 5, 2019
Service on the Franklin Line is resuming again, but still with residual delays as trains are moving at reduced speeds. Railroad Avenue continues to be shut down as police investigate the incident.
Update: Franklin Line service is resuming with significant residual delays due to a police investigation of a fatality near Norwood Central. Crews are on scene and trains are moving through at reduced speed.— MBTA Commuter Rail (@MBTA_CR) February 5, 2019
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Brooks told Boston 25 News a 61-year-old man who lived in the neighborhood was crossing the tracks when he was struck. Police are asking anyone who saw the incident or has any information to contact them. The victim's name has not been released.
Boston 25 News has learned Keolis is attempting to re-route other trains in order to service riders taking the Franklin Line.
Commuters are asked to seek an alternate route. If you take the Franklin Line, seek other modes of public transit if possible.
This is a developing story. Stay with Boston 25 News for more updates as they become available.
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