Woman struck, killed by Amtrak train
A woman was struck and killed today by an inbound Amtrak Acela Express in the Northeast Railroad Corridor, an area in Attleboro also used by MBTA Providence/Stoughton Commuter Rail Line.
Amtrak’s Acela Express train was heading from Washington to South Station when the woman was hit, around 1:20 p.m.
Rail service in both directions was immediately suspended.
“It’s unclear why she was on the Acela tracks. Transit Police Detectives are investigating,” said MBTA Spokesman Joe Pesaturo.
Track 1 reopened at 2:23 p.m., however residual delays are expected for Amtrak service on the Northeast Corridor as well as MBTA Commuter Rail service on the Providence/Stoughton Line, Pesaturo said.
There were roughly 200 passengers and crew on board at the time of the accident, however no injuries were reported, according to a spokesman for Amtrak.