Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

An equipment shortage caused by the death of a pedestrian struck by a Metrolink train has led to multiple cancellations on the Antelope Valley Line, rail officials said Thursday.

The unidentified victim was hit about 6:05 p.m. Wednesday  by Train 215 at the line’s Rancho Vista grade crossing, according to Metrolink and the watch commander at the Sheriff’s Transit Services Bureau.

Metrolink described the death as the result of a “fatal trespassing incident.”

It was not immediately clear why the person was on the tracks.

Only trains 205 and 206 were operating this morning.

Cancellations to service inbound for Los Angeles were lines 200, 202, 204, 208, 210, 212 214 and 282, Metrolink said. Service on line 216 was scheduled to resume at 11:35 a.m.

Cancellations to service outbound from Los Angeles’ Union Station were lines 201, 203, 207, 209 and 905. Service on line 211 was slated to renew at noon.

 

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