Metro-North spokesperson Marjorie Anders said the train was heading from the Bridgeport train yard to Waterbury when it struck Gregory Cirillo, 39, at 5:05 a.m. on a stretch of tracks between Eagle Street and South Leonard Street, one mile south of the Waterbury station. The empty locomotive pulling three coaches was traveling at 30 mph when it hit Cirillo, according to Anders.
The police have ruled the death a suicide, Anders said.
Passengers on subsequent trains were loaded onto buses and driven to the Naugatuck station, where they were able to board another train.
Normal northbound train service resumed at 8 a.m. from Bridgeport.