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Man Fatally Struck by Train at Ruggles Tuesday

The man was struck and killed at about 6:30 p.m. Commuters experienced major delays after the incident.

Man Fatally Struck by Train at Ruggles Tuesday

A man was fatally struck by an Amtrak train at the tail end of rush hour Tuesday at Ruggles Station in Roxbury.

when it first happened, at about 6:30 p.m. Boston.com later confirmed this information Tuesday with Amtrak, Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad (MBCR) and MBTA spokepersons.

When the incident occurred, all Amtrak and MBCR trains along the Northeast Corridor route (the Franklin, Needham and Providence lines) were immediately halted. It took about 50 minutes for one track to open back up at Ruggles, and there were still significant delays after that, according to Twitter reports.

The train involved was held at Ruggles, and all passengers were evacuated, according to Brian D’Amico, @brianjdamico, on Twitter. The train was the northeast regional No. 174 train and was traveling from Richmond, Va., to Boston with 85 passengers at the time of the incident, Boston.com reported.

MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo told Boston.com that the cause of the incident is under investigation.

Boston Police, Fire and EMS, Transit Police and Amtrak Police responded to the scene, D’Amico wrote.

D’Amico also posted photos from the scene.

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