Pedestrian hit MBTA train near Railroad Avenue station

Police keep onlookers away from  the scene of a pedestrian vs. MBTA train crash near the Railroad Avenue MBTA station.

A person was fatally hit by an MBTA train this morning near the Railroad Avenue station in Gloucester.

The incident and ongoing police activity has led to numerous delays on multiple commuter rail lines, both inbound and outbound of North Station in Boston.

Gloucester police, state police, and MBTA Transit Police are on scene investigating. The transit police have confirmed that a male was "trespassing" on the right of way near the station when he was hit by an inbound train around 6:20 a.m.

MBTA riders are asked to expect significant delays in both directions or seek alternate routes if possible.

The MBTA said Rockport trains 102 (5:48 a.m. from Rockport) and 104 (6:30 a.m. from Rockport) were cancelled today because the accident and investigation at Gloucester is preventing the movement of trains.

Individual alerts about other trains will be sent out as needed, the T said.

Shuttle buses were providing travel between the Rockport and West Gloucester stations.

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