A woman was killed today when she came into contact with an MBTA commuter rail train in Newbury, leading to the use of shuttle buses between several stations.
The woman’s death near the tracks for the MBTA’s Newburyport commuter rail line is under investigation by Transit Police, but foul play is not suspected, MBTA spokesman Joseph Pesaturo said in an e-mail.
According to Pesaturo, an engineer on the commuter rail train passing through Newbury spotted a woman’s body along the tracks near Hay Street in the North Shore town around 9:45 a.m.
The engineer alerted police who found the woman’s body and then launched an investigation, which lead to the closure of tracks between some stations. According to the MBTA’s website as of noon today, shuttle buses are moving passengers between the Ipswich, Rowley and Newburyport stations.John R. Ellement can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.