Woman dead after being struck by freight train Thursday morning

May 16 2019, 1:37 pm

Correction: Daily Hive previously reported the woman was struck by a GO Train. 

A woman has died after being struck by a freight train in Toronto.

According to police, a woman was struck by a train in the area of Weston and Davenport Road just after 7 am on the morning of Thursday, May 16.

As a result of the tragic incident, GO train customers were offloaded onto the TTC’s Line 1 at Downsview Park station, according to TTC spokesperson Stuart Green.

“Customers on Line 1 south of that point may see heavier passenger loads through the morning as a result,” said Green.

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Following the incident, both TTC and Go train staff were on hand to manage the large crowds at Downsview station.

As a result of the fatality, GO trains were not able to run through the area for up to two hours.

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