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Cyclist Struck by Commuter Rail Train Suffers Serious Injuries

A cyclist was seriously injured after being hit by a Commuter Rail train in Beverly, Massachusetts, authorities said Tuesday.    

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said the male cyclist was struck by an outbound train at Beverly Depot Station while riding on a pedestrian “cut-through” lane around 8:20 a.m.

The person was transported to a hospital for emergency care, the MBTA said.  

No further information on the person’s condition was immediately available. 

The incident caused delays on the Newbury/Rockport Line as police responded to the area. 

Three trains were canceled due to the activity: Train 162 from Newburyport and Trains 103 and 155 from North Station, according to the transportation agency.

Passengers on Rockport Train 103 were forced to deboard at Salem Station because of the response.

Commuters on Newburyport Line Train 160 experienced delays of more than an hour. 

This post was originally posted at http://www.necn.com/news/new-england/Severe-Delays-on-Commuter-Rail-Due-to-Police-Activity-in-Beverly-MBTA–563620091.html.

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