Riders of the Metro A line that runs through Long Beach can expect major delays in the coming hours after a man was struck and killed by a train in the Washington Station area near Downtown Los Angeles, authorities said.

Paramedics responded around 7:40 a.m. to the area of 24th Street and Long Beach Avenue and found a person that had been struck by a train going southbound, authorities said. The person was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

LA Metro tweeted around 9:13 a.m. that at least six bus shuttles would be replacing trains between Washington and Vernon Stations in the meantime. A spokesperson from the LA Metro office did not immediately respond to several requests for comment from the Post.

Images on social media show a cluster of riders at the Washington Station as they await transportation. The Metro A Line runs from Downtown Los Angeles to Downtown Long Beach and is one of the busier transit lines with 22 stations.

According to LA Metro alerts, riders can expect delays of up to 30 to 40 minutes and are being encouraged to take the J Line bus as an alternative route. It is not clear how long the delays will last.

City News Service contributed to this story. 

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