Regular service resumes on Lakeshore GO line after fatality
Two tracks have reopened after person struck and killed near Port Credit station
Two tracks have reopened on the Lakeshore West GO Transit line and regular service resumed after a person was struck near the Port Credit station Tuesday afternoon.
GO Transit says the person, who was struck on the westbound line, has died. Peel Paramedics could not confirm the age or gender of the victim.
Peel Regional Police were at the scene and members of the Major Collision unit were called in to investigate.
Metrolinx spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins said delays that result from a pedestrian having been struck typically last a couple of hours.
"It's going to seriously impact Lakeshore service, perhaps going into rush hour," Aikins told CBC News. By 4:23 p.m., GO announced that two tracks had reopened at Port Credit, allowing regular service to resume.
However, delays persist through the evening.
LSW Psgrs: 2 tracks have re-opened @ Port Credit GO & will allow sched service to resume. Delays likely due to limited number of tracks.—@GOtransit
During the service disruption, travellers were able to take a train from Union Station to Long Branch, where they could board a bus to continue on to Clarkson before carrying on again by train.
Lakeshore West Pgrs: Take <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GOtrain?src=hash">#GOtrain</a> from Union to Long Branch GO. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GOBuses?src=hash">#GOBuses</a> @ Long Branch go to Clarkson GO to meet trains going further west—@GOtransit
Lakeshore East: Union Station 15:43 - Oshawa GO 16:41 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GOtrain?src=hash">#GOtrain</a> is delayed 15 minutes from Union because of a fatality on Lakeshore West.—@GOtransit