A man was struck and killed by a commuter rail train Monday evening in Melrose, causing a service interruption on the Haverhill line, according to MBTA Transit Police.
The man was hit by a northbound train around 5:25 p.m. while trespassing on the tracks near Vinton Road, police said. A train scheduled to depart at 5:15 p.m. from North Station in Boston was canceled after it was delayed more than an hour, according to the MBTA.
Haverhill Update: Train 215 (5:15 pm from North Station) is now cancelled due to police activity in Melrose.— MBTA Commuter Rail (@MBTA_CR) January 18, 2016
Police are continuing to investigate the incident — however, foul play is not suspected.
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