May 01, 2017
A person was fatally struck by a southbound SEPTA Regional Rail train Monday afternoon in the Jenkintown area, prompting the agency to suspend service along its West Trenton Line for several hours.
SEPTA officials said the incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. on the tracks near Rydal Station, which is located at 1470 Susquehanna Road.
West Trenton: Trains are experiencing delays of up to 30 minutes due to a fatality.— SEPTA (@SEPTA) May 1, 2017
West Trenton: Service is suspended due to a fatality. Alternate service suggestions are available online.— SEPTA (@SEPTA) May 1, 2017
The delay continued until shortly after 4 p.m., when SEPTA announced service had been restored.
West Trenton: Service has resumed. Expect residual delays while full operations are restored.— SEPTA (@SEPTA) May 1, 2017
West Trenton: Train #6370 will be first outbound train to West Trenton. Train #361 will be the first inbound train to Center City.— SEPTA (@SEPTA) May 1, 2017
Circumstances surrounding the incident were not immediately available, and the identity of the victim has not been released. An accident investigation remains ongoing.