A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a Via Rail train on the Lakeshore West line in Mississauga on Thursday.
It happened around 5 p.m. at Clarkson GO Station at Lakeshore and Southdown roads.
Peel police said the death didn’t appear suspicious and believe the pedestrian, a male, walked onto the tracks.
Train service was suspended for more than three hours between Port Credit and Oakville on GO’s busiest line. Tens of thousands of commuters heading west from Toronto during the height of the evening rush hour were affected.
Metrolinx spokeswoman Anne Marie Aikins said 20 shuttle buses were operating between Port Credit and Oakville and between Aldershot and Hamilton.
Trains resumed service from Union Station to Aldershot before 8:30 p.m., but continued to bypass Clarkson. As of Friday morning, Clarkson Station reopened.
Aikins said people who witnessed the incident and need support can call Victim Services of Peel at 905-568-1068.
Today there was a horrific tragedy at Clarkson GO Station & there were many witnesses who may be traumatized. There is help available. Please reach out for support. Peel Victim Services 905-568-1068 is there to listen.
— Anne Marie Aikins (@femwriter) March 23, 2018
— Dave D (@AndroidDav3) March 22, 2018
What a time to find myself in Port Credit pic.twitter.com/amjGVusFWA
— Sean Marshall (@Sean_YYZ) March 22, 2018
— Trevor Gordon (@TrevorGordon) March 22, 2018
Booted off train for possible fatality at Port Credit pic.twitter.com/13Gwk41ycj
— PhilJ (@philjette) March 22, 2018