GO Transit Barrie line reopens after person struck and killed by train

GO Transit Barrie line reopens after person struck and killed by train
GO train service on Barrie line resumes
Thousands of GO Transit riders were stranded aboard trains for several hours after a person was fatally struck on the Barrie line.

Metrolinx estimated that 3,000 to 5,000 passengers were stranded on three trains on the line, including the one which struck the pedestrian.

GO Transit riders travelling on the Barrie line on Thursday morning were faced with major delays after a person was struck and killed by a train.

GO Transit service along the Barrie line has resumed after a suspension that lasted much of the morning, affecting thousands of commuters trying to get to and from the city Thursday.

The line was suspended for about an hour while police investigated. Service resumed at around 10 a.m. with residual delays.

GO reported that a person was hit by a train around 8:55 a.m. just south of the Downsview Park GO station.

During the service disruption, GO bus shuttle service was available to take passengers from the Highway 407 TTC subway station for anyone who needed to get between the Rutherford and Aurora GO stations.

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Commuters could also show their Presto card at the Downsview Park TTC station to ride for free to the Highway 407 GO station.

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