Rail services suspended after fatality
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.