Deadly Stoppage on SEPTA Regional Rail Line

Death on tracks stops service in Montgomery County for hours

SEPTA halted service for hours on its Lansdale/Doylestown Regional Rail Line Monday morning due to a death on the tracks.

A train struck a woman between the Colmar and Fortuna stations around 5:10 a.m., SEPTA said.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead you could see SEPTA crews unloading passengers from the train that stopped along the tracks in Montgomery County. Those 22 passengers were loaded onto a bus and continued their commute around 6:15 a.m., SEPTA said.

All passengers looking to get into Philadelphia Monday morning had to plan on boarding trains in Lansdale. SEPTA finally got trains running again -- with some residual delays -- after 8 a.m.

SEPTA offered counseling to all crew members involved, SEPTA spokeswoman Heather Redfern said. Per federal railroad regulations the employees will be tested and can return to regular routes once they are cleared.

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