Metrolink train en route to Los Angeles kills man

A Metrolink train en route to Los Angeles from the Antelope Valley struck and killed a man Thursday morning in the Sylmar area, officials said.

The man was struck by Train 212 near the intersections of Cobalt Street and San Fernando Road, said Brian Humphrey, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman. No one on the train was injured, Humphrey said.

Law enforcement officers will decide when to move the train, officials said.

Metrolink spokesman Scott Johnson said the man was struck at 10:22 a.m. and that 197 passengers were on the train, which originated in Lancaster.

“Our thoughts and condolences go out to the individual,” Johnson said.

The man was struck in an area where there is not a pedestrian crossing, Johnson said. There was “no reason” for him to be where he was, Johnson added.  

Metrolink ordered five buses to transport the passengers, Johnson said. The extent of the incident’s effect on service for the Antelope Valley line will depend on the police investigation, he said. Delays are expected.


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