SEPTA train strikes, kills man, 21, in Jenkintown

Posted: April 09, 2014

A 21-YEAR-OLD man was struck and killed by a SEPTA Regional Rail train just south of the Noble Station in Jenkintown yesterday afternoon, officials said.

The train, outbound from Center City on the West Trenton Line, struck the man on the tracks near Old York and Baeder roads about 4:30 p.m., said Kristin Geiger, a SEPTA spokeswoman.

No evidence of foul play was found at the scene, officials said, but an investigation into the man's death is continuing.

Service was suspended until about 6:30 p.m.

Nearly 500 passengers were transferred to shuttle buses to continue their travels during the service suspension. None of the passengers was injured, Geiger said.

Three weeks ago, on March 17, a woman was struck and killed by a SEPTA train on the Paoli-Thorndale Line.

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