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Death on SEPTA's Broad Street Line Delays Commuters



    Police Activity Slows SEPTA Subway

    SEPTA diverted trains from its North Philadelphia station after a Broad Street Line train possibly struck a person Tuesday morning.

    (Published Tuesday, May 2, 2017)

    SEPTA diverted trains and shuttled passengers on its Broad Street and Broad-Ridge Spur lines Tuesday morning due to a person struck and killed by a train.

    All express trains boarded on the local tracks between the Fern Rock Transportation Center and Cecil B. Moore stations and all trains bypassed the North Philadelphia Station due to the investigation around 7:20 a.m., said SEPTA.

    The impact forced commuters off trains before the North Philly station and onto buses.

    "Shuttle buses are operating between Allegheny and Susquehanna-Dauphin Stations," SEPTA spokeswoman Heather Redfern said.

    A woman died at the scene in an apparent suicide, police said.

    SkyForce10 captured police vehicles and an ambulance outside the North Philly station.

    Trains began operating normally between Olney and Fern Rock stations around 9:45 a.m., SEPTA said.

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