Man Killed By Train at SEPTA Station on Elwyn Line
At around 12:15 this afternoon, an unknown white male was killed at a SEPTA station on the Elwyn Line.
A Philadelphia Police Department spokesperson says that the man, about 50 to 60 years old, fell onto the tracks at a SEPTA station along the Elwyn Line and was killed immediately.
Jerri Williams, SEPTA’s director of media relations, adds to that report, saying that the man was in fact struck by an inbound (toward Center City) train carrying approximately 90 passengers. Williams said that the engineers attempted to stop the train before it struck the man, but were unsuccessful. This happened at the Angora station at 58th Street between Hoffman and Baltimore avenues, Williams said. None of the passengers or crew aboard the train at the time were injured.
SEPTA tweeted an alert about police activity on the Elwyn Line shortly after the incident:
Elwyn: Service is suspended until further notice due to police activity. Alternate service suggestions are available online.
— SEPTA (@SEPTA) July 17, 2015
No further information is available at this time. Philly Mag will update as more information about the incident comes in. The Elwyn line’s Twitter feed is below. Service remains suspended.