Pedestrian Struck By Train in Northeast D.C.

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Posted May 14, 2015 at 12:01pm

A train struck a pedestrian Thursday morning in Northeast D.C., about three miles northeast of Union Station on a line of tracks shared by Amtrack, MARC and CSX.  

D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services dispatched to the 1600 block of New York Avenue Northeast around 9:50 a.m., responding to reports of a pedestrian struck by a train, spokesman Tim Wilson said. First responders remained on the scene for more than an hour and a half. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene, NBC 4 reported .  

MARC reported its Train 414, scheduled for 9:30 a.m. departure from Washington, stopped just north of Union Station due to police activity, with severe delays expected. Train 425 out of Baltimore was holding at New Carrollton station. Later, all MARC train service was suspended, canceling a 10:30 a.m. train out of D.C.  

Authorities reported trains back in service by 11:20 a.m., but MARC trains from Baltimore would terminate at New Carrollton.  

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