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GO train service resumes on Barrie line after fatal crash

A GO train is pictured here following a collision with a vehicle in Vaughan that left a man dead on Tuesday afternoon. (Michael Cole/CBC - image credit)
A GO train is pictured here following a collision with a vehicle in Vaughan that left a man dead on Tuesday afternoon. (Michael Cole/CBC - image credit)

GO train service on the Barrie line has resumed normal service after a train hit a vehicle in Vaughan Tuesday, leaving one man dead.

Rail traffic stopped for more than three hours in the area following the collision, but Metrolinx said in an update on its website after 3:30 p.m. that it was given permission to resume service.

"As we work hard to return to regular service, customers may experience delays to their afternoon commute," Metrolinx had said.

The collision happened south of Rutherford GO station near Rivermede and Bowes Roads, according to York Regional Police. Officers were called to the scene shortly after 12:20 p.m.

Police said the man, who was driving the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Aurora GO 14:57 p.m. to Union Station 15:47 p.m. train was cancelled due to the collision, but the Union Station 14:54 to Bradford GO 16:07 train was reinstated with a delay of 40 minutes, according to Metrolinx.

Metrolinx said there were delays affecting the southbound Allandale Waterfront GO to Union Station and the northbound Union Station to Bradford GO.