Rail ser­vices sus­pended af­ter fa­tal­ity

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Adam Farence afarence@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @afarence on Twit­ter To con­tact Daily Lo­cal News staff writer Adam Farence, email afarence@dai­ly­lo­cal.com, or call 610-235-2647.

Rail ser­vices were tem­po­rar­ily sus­pended along the Paoli-Thorn­dale line Wednesday, fol­low­ing a fa­tal­ity re­ported by the South­east­ern Penn­syl­va­nia Trans­porta­tion Au­thor­ity (SEPTA).

SEPTA an­nounced the fa­tal­ity and clo­sure on Twit­ter at about 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, stat­ing that ser­vice in both di­rec­tions has been sus­pended be­cause an Am­trak train re­port­edly struck and killed a per­son on the tracks.

A SEPTA spokesman said the agency re­ceived word about the death shortly be­fore 1:30 p.m., and the in­ci­dent oc­curred near the Straf­ford Rail Sta­tion in Rad­nor.

An Am­trak spokesman said the train had been de­layed for over two hours be­fore it could con­tinue on its des­ti­na­tion to Pitts­burgh, and re­sumed trav­el­ing shortly af­ter 3 p.m.

No in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the vic­tim has yet been re­leased.

SEPTA’s Paoli-Thorn­dale line uses a por­tion of the same tracks as Am­trak’s Key­stone Cor­ri­dor.

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