Man dies after being hit by train

Man dies after being hit by train

Circumstances of incident outside Netanya station as yet unclear; service interrupted in area

Illustrative photo of the Netanya railway station. February 19, 2008. (Chen Leopold/Flash 90)
Illustrative photo of the Netanya railway station. February 19, 2008. (Chen Leopold/Flash 90)

A man died Sunday after he was hit by a train just outside of the Netanya station.

Emergency services rushed to the scene, and declared the man, 40, dead, the Magen David Adom emergency service said.

Hebrew media reports said the man had run onto the line, without offering further explanation.

Service in the area was interrupted, with trains from the south along the coastal line stopped at the Netanya station, while those coming from the north were stopped at the Hadera West station.

Israel Railways warned there may be interruptions to services on other lines as well due to the incident.

The coastal mainline railway runs from just south of Israel’s northern border with Lebanon along the Mediterranean Coast almost as far south as the Gaza Strip.

Intercity and urban trains services both use the the line.

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