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Woman is killed by train at Downtown Crossing T stop

A woman died after being struck by a MBTA train at the Downtown Crossing station Wednesday night, Transit police said, the second such incident in about 24 hours on the Red Line.

The 42-year-old woman was struck by the inbound train just before 6:40 p.m., according to Transit police. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Red Line service between the Harvard and JFK/UMass stations has been suspended and replaced by shuttle buses, according to a tweet from the MBTA.

Transit police and officials from the office of Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley are investigating.

Boston fire and EMS officials were also on the scene.


The incident occurred one day after another person was hit by a Red Line train.

A man suffered serious injuries Tuesday at about 6:55 p.m. when he was struck by an inbound train at Broadway Station, according to Transit police. He was extricated by Boston fire officials and transported to an area hospital, Transit police said.

When asked about the two incidents, MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said, “It’s important to remember that trespassing on tracks is not only prohibited, it’s also very dangerous.”

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