Woman Struck, Killed by Broad Street Line Train

Service on the Broad St. Line was suspended for more than 3 hours

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    Service on SEPTA's Broad Street Line was suspended for more than three hours early Wednesday after a train struck a woman on the tracks at the Lombard-South Station, according to SEPTA.

    SEPTA says the 30-year-old woman from South Philly was hit by a northbound Broad Street Line train at the Lombard-South Station at 5:01 a.m.

    SEPTA closed the Broad Street Line in both directions between the Walnut-Locust and Snyder Stations as they investigated. the transit authority provided shuttle buses for morning commuters.

    Wednesday afternoon SEPTA released details about how the woman got onto the tracks.

    A review of video from the station surveillance cameras shows the victim entering the Lombard-South Station two hours after service ended for the day. At 2:19 a.m. the video captures the victim inadvertently walking off the platform into the track area where she made contact with the third rail (power conductor rail).

    The city medical examiner still needs to determine a cause of death.

    The Broad Street Line reopened just after 8 a.m.


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