Woman struck by MBTA commuter rail train in Gloucester; Rockport line seeing delays
A woman was struck by an MBTA commuter rail train in Gloucester and service on one North Shore line was delayed as Transit Police investigated, officials said.
The woman was crossing the tracks at the Cedar Street crossing in Gloucester when the incident took place, officials said. The crossing’s warning system was functioning properly at the time of the incident, according to Kelly Smith, MBTA spokeswoman.
The incident forced the cancellation of Train 114 at 9:10 a.m. from Rockport and spurred the use of buses between Rockport and the West Gloucester station for the Train 116 inbound for Boston, according to the T website. The scene was cleared and service resumed at 10:40 a.m.
The Gloucester Fire department said a woman in her 40s was hit by a train near Willow Street just before 9 a.m. She was conscious and alert when taken from the scene to Beverly Hospital for treatment of her injuries.
Transit Police reported the victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Transit and Beverly police are investigating, officials said.Jasper can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @Jasper_Craven