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Pedestrian killed by train at Clarkson GO Station

Last Updated Mar 23, 2018 at 6:24 am EDT

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.