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Lakeshore East GO train service delayed after person struck, critically hurt

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A male is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was struck by a GO train west of the Pickering GO station on the Lakeshore East line on Wednesday afternoon, police say.

Male in hospital following collision west of Pickering GO station, police say

A GO train pictured crossing Highway 7. The city installed train arms and signage intended to meet the safety requirements for the crossing.
A GO train is pictured here. (Farrah Merali)

A male is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was struck by a GO train west of the Pickering GO station on the Lakeshore East line on Wednesday afternoon, police say.

Metrolinx says trains have been given permission to move through the area but service has not yet returned to normal. 

“Please anticipate significant delays and cancellations as we work to work on returning to full service,” Metrolinx says in its latest update on the GO Transit website.

Durham police said they were called to the scene at 3:10 p.m.

“The cause of the contact is still under investigation. Officers are on scene reviewing camera to determine what occurred,” police said in an email on Wednesday.

Trains headed eastbound from Union Station to Durham College Oshawa GO, and westbound from Durham College Oshawa GO to Union Station, are delayed.

Customers are urged to check the GO Transit website for updates.

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