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 UPDATE, 7:22 p.m. | All Southline Sounder trains have resumed normal operations, according to Sound Transit.

A man died after he was hit by a Sound Transit commuter train near Sumner Wednesday evening, according to BNSF Railway.

The 29-year-old man, who was lying on the tracks, was hit around 5:45 p.m. by an approaching train traveling from Tacoma into Seattle, BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas said. A BNSF blew a whistle and attempted an emergency brake operation, but was unable to stop.

Three trains were held while emergency officials responded, Melonas said. The line was reopened at 7 p.m.


ORIGINAL POST | Southline Sounder trains are delayed while officials respond to an emergency on a train near Sumner, according to Sound Transit.

Extra buses are being sent to the Second Avenue Extension and South Jackson Street stop to assist Seattle riders traveling to Auburn, Puyallup and Sumner stations.

Bus 590 will take riders to Lakewood station upon request.

South Tacoma station riders will need to take Pierce Transit Route 300 from Lakewood to South Tacoma station.

Buses will pick up riders of the 1515, 1517 and 1519 trains at the Auburn station. Riders can also wait on the train for service to resume past Auburn for the remaining Sounder stations, according to Sound Transit.

Updates are available on the Sound Transit website.