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MTA identifies train victim

Investigation continues at the Noroton Heights train station after pedestrian was struck and killed Monday morning.

Investigation continues at the Noroton Heights train station after pedestrian was struck and killed Monday morning. (Darien Times/Joshua Fisher)

2:50 pm — MTA spokeman Aaron Donavan has confirmed the man killed on the train tracks Monday morning was 57-year-old Kevin Murphy, of Darien.

2:15 PM — Metro North released the following statement the 57-year-old man killed on the tracks near Noroton Heights train station Monday morning:

The delays you experienced this morning were due to an investigation into the death of a person struck by a train in the vicinity of Noroton Heights. The incident occurred at approximately 6:30 AM, taking two tracks out of service and creating delays of up to 15 minutes on trains traveling in both directions. In addition, trains traveling to New Haven had to bypass Noroton Heights, Darien and Rowayton stations. These customers had to travel to Stamford, transferring there for trains to New Haven.

The medical examiner arrived on the scene at approximately 9:30 AM, and we were able to restore normal service by approximately 10:30 AM. We regret any inconvenience you may have experienced as a result of this tragic and unfortunate incident.

The delays you experienced this morning were due to an investigation into the death of a person struck by a train in the vicinity of Noroton Heights. The incident occurred at approximately 6:30 AM, taking two tracks out of service and creating delays of up to 15 minutes on trains traveling in both directions. In addition, trains traveling to New Haven had to bypass Noroton Heights, Darien and Rowayton stations. These customers had to travel to Stamford, transferring there for trains to New Haven.

The medical examiner arrived on the scene at approximately 9:30 AM, and we were able to restore normal service by approximately 10:30 AM. We regret any inconvenience you may have experienced as a result of this tragic and unfortunate incident.

12 PM — MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan has confirmed the pedestrian killed on Monday morning by a train was a 57-year -old man, but could not confirm further ID or whether the man was a Darien resident.

Train service on Darien, Rowayton and Noroton Heights lines was restored to on or close to schedule as of 10:23 a.m.

9 a.m. — Metro North has ordered buses to take eastbound commuters to stops at Darien, Noroton Heights and Rowayton, according to spokesman Aaron Donovan. Commuters are asked to listen to announcements at the Stamford station for eastbound service to the above mentioned stops.

Delays of up to 15 minutes in both directions are being reported, Donovan said. It’s unclear how many buses have been specially ordered for this service and how often they will be running. Taking a train to South Norwalk and then taking a westbound train back to the affected stops may be a more efficient option.

This comes after an early morning accident when a pedestrian was struck and killed near the Noroton Heights station. Police are still investigating, and it’s unclear when normal service will resume.

Check back with the DarienTimes.com later for updates.

UPDATE 8:23 a.m. — Police investigation continues at Noroton Heights train station Monday morning after a pedestrian was struck and killed. Bystander have told The Darien Times the scene remains “gruesome.”

7:15 AM — Metro North spokesman Aaron Donovan confirms the pedestrian was killed Monday morning after being struck by a train in Noroton Heights.

Metro North says at this time, eastbound trains will not be stopping at Noroton Heights, Darien and Rowayton.  All Darien-Noroton-Heights-2eastbound trains will carry customers to South Norwalk where they will need to transfer to a westbound train back to local stations.  Customers at Noroton Heights, Darien and Rowayton must board a Westbound train to Stamford and transfer to an eastbound train for service east.  This is due to police activity in the vicinity of Noroton Heights.  Please listen for announcements at your station.

7:12 AM — Metro North spokesman Aaron Donovan has confirmed that a pedestrian has been struck by a train in Noroton Heights.
Donovan said the company is still trying to confirm if it was a fatality. Check back with The Darien Times for more information as the story develops.

There are currently delays of 10 to 15 minutes on Metro North going through Noroton Heights.

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