(UPDATE) Trains Halted After Someone Is Hit at 8th and Market
[Update 1:15 p.m.] The South Jersey Times reports that this morning’s medical emergency-related PATCO delay was the result of a rider jumping in front of a train.
Rail travel was brought to a halt Monday morning after a rider allegedly jumped in front of a PATCO train and was struck, according to information on the rail line’s website.
Philly.com reports that the person struck by the train was a woman who was killed, and that it is unclear if she jumped or fell.
The woman was not immediately identified, and officials said police were reviewing video of the incident to determine if the woman jumped or fell onto the tracks in front of a westbound train at about 8:30 a.m.
[Update 9:40 a.m.] Trains are moving again:
MSG:PATCO is resuming westbound service but will bypass 8th and market station at this time. Thank you for your patience.
[Original] PATCO halted service into Center City this morning after reporting that someone had been struck by a train at 8th and Market streets in Philadelphia.
The Jersey-based transit service sent the following text alert to passengers this morning:
SUBJ:Service has been suspended
MSG:An individual was struck by a train at 8th and Market. Service has been suspended.
A rider said passengers already on Philly-bound trains from New Jersey were being told to leave the trains at their current stations.
There was no other immediate confirmation of the accident.