04/28/2015 07:33 EDT | Updated 08/03/2015 11:59 EDT

Union Station death leads to GO Transit delays

There are major delays on several GO train routes after a man was struck and killed by a train leaving Union Station on Tuesday evening.

Metrolinx spokesperson Anne-Marie Aikins said police are investigating after a man believed to be in his 30s was hit by a Barrie-bound train and killed.

Toronto paramedics said the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

It's not clear how the man was struck by the train. In a tweet, GO Transit called it a "tragic accident" and Aikins said it's believed the man didn't intentionally jump in front of the train.

There are delays on the following train lines as of 7:30 p.m.:


Lakeshore East




Richmond Hill





Aikins said a number of platforms at Union Station are closed and some trains are being re-routed. 

For more updates from GO Transit, check here.