BEVERLY — The MBTA is investigating after a man on a bicycle was hit by a train Tuesday morning at Beverly Depot.

MBTA Transit Police said in a statement that the victim was "riding his bicycle through the pedestrian cut-through" at the depot when he "was struck by an outbound commuter rail train on Track 1."

"The male has sustained serious injuries as a result of the incident and has been transported to a hospital for emergency care," transit police said.

Beverly police spokesperson Mike Boccuzzi said the victim was taken to Beverly Hospital. The MBTA has taken over the investigation, and no more information was available from police, he said.

MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo said the crash took place at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, as Newburyport line train 155 was about to stop at Beverly Depot.

The MBTA posted on social media throughout the morning about train delays on both the Newburyport and Rockport commuter rail lines. Trains were running around 50 to 55 minutes late at about 9:15 a.m.

By 9:25 a.m., the MBTA tweeted that police activity was clearing up, "and trains are now able to move on a single track through the area. Expect trains to continue experiencing significant delays in both directions. Seek alternate transportation where possible."

Further updates associated delays to "single-track traffic with late inbound trains," with delays hitting 25 minutes by 9:30 a.m.

This story will be updated.

Contact Salem reporter Dustin Luca at 978-338-2523 or DLuca@salemnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at facebook.com/dustinluca or on Twitter @DustinLucaSN.

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