Metro-North Railroad has identified the man struck and killed by a train Tuesday night as a 39-year-old Wolcott resident.
Robert Hughes was struck around 6:45 p.m., about 800 feet from the Naugatuck train station on Metro-North's Waterbury branch. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman said the circumstances of Hughes' death are being investigated by MTA police.
"Based on the information available at this time, there appears to be no criminality involved with this incident," said the spokesman, Aaron Donovan. "However the MTA's detective division is continuing the investigation into the circumstances surrounding this event."
Nearly the entire 28.5-mile length of the branch line from Bridgeport to Waterbury has no fencing. The branch line merges with the main New Haven Line tracks in the Devon section of Milford.
From there, trains cross the Housatonic rail bridge in Milford.
Meanwhile, Waterbury branch commuters have been urging Metro-North to make improvements to the line, with more service and upgraded equipment.
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