A unidentified man was killed by a Metro Subway train Thursday while he walked along the tracks, and Maryland Transit Administration is investigating.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, near the West Coldspring Station, according to a news release from the MTA.
The accident will affect travel this afternoon and through the evening, including at stations near Pikesville:
- Bus shuttles are in place between the Mondawmin and Reisterstown Road stations.
- Metro Subway is operating from Owings Mills to Reisterstown Plaza—near Pikesville—and from Johns Hopkins to Mondawmin, the release states.
- Shuttle bus service is in place between the Mondawmin and Reisterstown Road Plaza stations.
- Customers can catch a shuttle bus at the Mondawmin Loop and the Loop.
So far, the MTA reports that he may have "entered the tracks at the West Cold Spring Metro Station and began walking westbound on the eastbound tracks when he was struck by a train travelling in the eastbound direction," it states.
He was struck at 3:17 p.m. and passengers were evacuated. There were no other injuries reported, the release states.
MTA Metro Subway service will be affected for the rush hour and into the evening, it states. MTA personnel will be on hand to help manage the expected heavy flow of traffic.
Visit the MTA website for more information on service, or call the MTA Transit Information Customer Center, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., at 410-539-5000. (TTY 410-539-3497)