Man hit by train in Northampton

  • The Amtrak Vermonter stops in Northampton en route from Springfield to Greenfield on a special inaugural train ride for government officials and press in December 2014. GAZETTE FILE PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

Published: 6/13/2021 4:20:40 PM

NORTHAMPTON — A man walking on the railroad tracks near Union Station Saturday night was taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield with unknown injuries after being hit by an Amtrak train, according to railroad officials.

Amtrak, which operates the Valley Flyer service that has stops in Northampton, Holyoke and Greenfield, announced just before 8 p.m. Saturday on its Twitter feed that “Train 488 will now terminate at Northampton due to EMS activity,” and passengers would get alternative transportation to their northbound destination in Greenfield.

A message left with a spokesman for Amtrak wasn’t immediately returned Sunday, while a Northampton police officer said the department would be providing additional information about the incident on Monday.

Amtrak Police, Northampton police and state police all responded to the station off Pleasant Street following the incident.

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