- Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 23 Feb 2007, p. 1
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A 19-year-old Georgetown woman is dead after being struck by a freight train on the CN tracks east of the GO station early Thursday morning. The woman, whose name was not released by police at press time, was pronounced dead at the scene. Halton Police say the accident occurred shortly after 6:15 a.m. and as a result of the investigation the tracks were closed in that area for approximately four hours interrupting GO train service from Georgetown that morning. At press time police said the incident was still under investigation but foul play was not suspected. There were no reports of injuries to the train's crew. Thursday morning buses were used to shuttle passengers from Georgetown to Brampton while emergency crews responded to the collision. However, GO Transit said the line was cleared later in the morning, and expected to operate as usual for the afternoon rush hour. However, the transit operator also said heavy snow was delaying some buses by up to 50 minutes. Thursday's interruption in train service was the second problem Georgetown GO train commuters had to contend with in recent weeks. On Jan. 30 hundreds of homeward-bound commuters were delayed for as long as three hours after a GO train struck a 45-gallon drum filled with ice, water and debris on the Georgetown GO line.
A Canadian National police officer walks away from the engine of a CN freight train early Thursday morning after a 19-year-old woman was struck by the train on the CN tracks east of the GO station. The tracks were closed for approximately four hours while police investigated. No foul play was suspected. Buses were used to shuttle passengers from Georgetown to Brampton
- Tallyn, Lisa; Brown, Ted
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