Pedestrian dies after being hit by Via Rail train near Fallowfield station

A man was pronounced dead in hospital after being struck by a Via Rail train near the Fallowfield Station in the city’s west end on Saturday evening, the Ottawa Paramedic Service said.

Ottawa police said the collision occurred in the area near Merivale and MacFarlane roads just before 7 p.m. Investigators were still at the scene as of 10 p.m.

The pedestrian was not identified.

The Via Rail website said Train No. 59, which had been scheduled to leave Fallowfield at 6:52 p.m. on its trip west, instead departed the station at 10:08 p.m. Arrival at Toronto’s Union Station was delayed until 2:26 a.m. Sunday, or about 3 1/2 hours after originally scheduled.

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