Two pedestrians killed by AMT train on north shore
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Published Friday, November 30, 2012 4:54PM EST
Last Updated Friday, November 30, 2012 6:15PM EST
MONTREAL—Two young men walking near a railroad tunnel on Montreal’s north shore were killed on Friday afternoon when they were struck by a northbound AMT train on the Blainville-St-Jerome line.
Brigitte Leonard, a spokesman for Montreal’s commuter train agency, confirmed that the accident took place at around 3:20 p.m on the border of Ste-Therese and Rosemere near Highway 640.
According to a spokesman for the Ste-Therese police, the accident took place in a wooded area far from any platforms or crossings.
Service on the line has been interrupted due to the accident and trains on Friday afternoon were being turned around at the Ste-Rose platform in Laval. A shuttle service was activated to transport passengers along the route of the CP tracks.
According to the AMT, only 12 people were aboard the train when the accident happened and none were injured.