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Man dies after being hit by CTrain at southeast Calgary station

A man was struck and killed by a CTrain in southeast Calgary on Thursday morning. 

Victim was crossing tracks between train cars, police say

A train goes past a caution sign as it comes out of the tunnel enclosed by Calgary's Central Library on Jan. 19, 2022. (Ose Irete/CBC)

A man was struck and killed by a CTrain in southeast Calgary on Thursday morning. 

Paramedics were called around 11 a.m. to the 39th Avenue Station near Macleod Trail for reports that a pedestrian had been hit by a train, EMS officials said.

The 29-year-old crossed the tracks between the train couplers — which connect the train cars — from the east side platform over to the west side platform. When the train began to move, the man became pinned between the moving train and the platform edge, police said in a release. 

He was taken to hospital in critical, life-threatening condition but did not survive.

Red Line train service was suspended at the station. Shuttle buses were taking passengers to Chinook Station and Erlton Station as police investigated, Calgary Transit tweeted.

Police are asking for anyone who might have witnessed the incident to call the police non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or contact Crime Stoppers. 

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