Thursday, 4:30 PM
Man dead after struck by Orange Line train
By John R. Ellement, Globe staff
A man was killed this morning when he was struck by an Orange Line train while walking along the tracks south of the Green Street station in Jamaica Plain, said Joseph Pesaturo, spokesman for the MBTA.
The investigation is ongoing and the identity of the man is not yet known, Pesaturo said.
The man apparently walked off the station platform and was struck by a northbound train around 6 a.m., Pesaturo said.
The man had travelled about 200 feet from the station when the impact took place, Pesaturo said. It was not immediately known why the man was walking along the tracks, which are powered by a third rail, he said.
Pesaturo said the man's injuries were consistent with being struck by the train and coming into contact with the high voltage third rail.
Orange Line service was shutdown for about 2 hours and 20 minutes and buses were used to shuttle passengers, he said. Regular service resumed around 8:20 a.m. The operator, as required under MBTA and federal transportation rules, is undergoing drug and alcohol testing, Pesaturo said.