GO train service on Barrie line resumes

GO train service on Barrie line resumes
Service resumes for GO trains on Barrie line after fatality
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.

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

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

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.

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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