Metromover reopens after man killed by train closes downtown Miami line

 
 
Photo of scene near the Miami Avenue Metromover station where a person has died. The station is located near the Macy's department store on Flagler Street in downtown Miami.
Photo of scene near the Miami Avenue Metromover station where a person has died. The station is located near the Macy's department store on Flagler Street in downtown Miami.
Robertson Adams/Special to the Miami Herald

Metromover is moving again Thursday after a man was struck and killed by a train Wednesday afternoon that forced the closing of the entire elevated rail system and the rerouting of nearby traffic during rush-hour.

The unidentified man was struck by a train and fell to the pavement below at the Miami Avenue Station near Macy’s department store on Miami Avenue and Southwest First Street, a Miami-Dade transit spokeswoman said.

It’s unclear if the death around 6 p.m. was a suicide or an accident.

Metromover’s Inner Loop was shut down and riders were transported from station-to-station on free bus shuttles. Just before 10 p.m., the Outer Loop was also closed, but reopened an hour later.

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