Worker struck and killed on commuter rail line

Published 9:20 am Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS  — The operator of the Northstar Commuter Rail Line in Minneapolis says a rail worker was struck and killed Wednesday morning along the train route.

Metro Transit spokesman Bob Gibbons says the male worker was hit at an intersection between the Coon Rapids and Fridley stations about 7:40 a.m. Metro Transit manages the Northstar line which operates on Burlington Northern-Sante Fe Railway tracks.

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Gibbons says 150 to 200 rail passengers on their way into downtown Minneapolis were bused into the city. Rail service was halted, but was expected to resume Wednesday afternoon.

Gibbons says it’s the first accident in the nine months Northstar has been in operation.