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October 12, 2017

Person fatally struck by Amtrak train in Delaware County

Wilmington-Newark Regional Rail line suspended as authorities responded to scene

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121616_Amtrakacela Michael Dwyer/AP

An Amtrak Acela train.

A high-speed Amtrak train traveling from Boston to Washington, D.C., fatally struck a person who had been on its tracks in Delaware County on Thursday afternoon.

The Acela train struck the person in the area of SEPTA Regional Rail's Norwood Station around 4:20 p.m., SEPTA and Amtrak officials said.

Amtrak officials said there were no reported injuries to crew members or the 293 passengers on board.

SEPTA Regional Rail's Wilmington-Newark line was suspended around 4:30 p.m. as authorities responded to the scene.  Service on the line resumed just before 6 p.m., a spokesperson for the authority said.

Residual delays on the Wilmington-Newark line are expected to remain throughout the evening commute.

Delays of up to an hour are also expected for Amtrak commuters, officials said.