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January 02, 2016

Man struck, killed by SEPTA train in West Philly

Death appears to be suicide, reports

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This image shows a SEPTA train.

A man has died after being hit by a SEPTA train in West Philly Saturday.

6ABC reports the incident occurred around 3 p.m. at the 40th Street Station when a train travelling eastbound on the Market-Frankford line struck a man on the tracks.

According to, the death appears to be a suicide. The man reportedly jumped in front of the train, a SEPTA spokesperson told the website.

Following the incident, shuttle buses were being used to get passengers between 30th and 52nd Street stations. SEPTA restored normal service around 5 p.m.

The incident is still under investigation.