Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metrolink train Thursday in the Northridge area, authorities said.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics were sent to the 8300 block of Balboa Boulevard at 7:40 a.m. The man, whose name was withheld pending family notification, died at the scene.

No one was hurt on the train.

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Train number 101, carrying 70 passengers, was heading north from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, bound for Moorpark in Ventura County, when it struck the pedestrian, said Jeff Lustgarten of Metrolink. The train stopped a short distance away.

A “bus bridge” was arranged to ferry Metrolink passengers between the Chatsworth and Van Nuys stations, Lustgarten said. Train 106 was stopped in Chatsworth, and Train 103 was stopped in Van Nuys, Lustgarten said.

Some of the passengers on Train 101 remained on board while an investigation was conducted, and others got off the train and made other arrangements to get to their destinations. All train service was back to normal by about 10:30 a.m.

— City News Service

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