Man struck, killed by train in Hanson prompts delays on Commuter Rail line

HANSON, MASS. (WHDH) - A man was struck and killed by a Commuter Rail train in Hanson Wednesday morning, prompting severe delays on the Kingston/Plymouth Line.

Emergency crews responding to the area of 1070 Main St. around 6 a.m. found that a man who had been trespassing on the tracks had been struck by an inbound train, transit police said.

He was later pronounced dead.

The fatality remains under investigation; however, transit police say foul play is not suspected.

MBTA officials terminated Kingston/Plymouth trains 032 and 034 due to the police activity.

Passengers were being bused between Halifax and Whitman stations for continued train service to either Kingston and Plymouth or to South Station in Boston.

Normal service resumed around 8:50 a.m.

Route 27 was also closed to drivers between Elm and Phillips streets.

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