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Amtrak train hits person in Delaware County

SEPTA service also was disrupted between Philadelphia and Wilmington.

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An Amtrak train hit a person in Delaware County late Friday afternoon, causing a service disruption between Philadelphia and Wilmington, officials said.

Just after 4 p.m., SEPTA reported that service had been suspended on its Wilmington/Newark Line because an Amtrak train had struck a trespasser on the tracks near the Darby station.

Amtrak later confirmed that Train 94 was stopped outside Philadelphia because of a trespasser incident and that service between Philadelphia and Wilmington had been suspended.

An agency spokesperson said in an email that the incident occurred about 3:50 p.m. and that there were 555 people on the train but none were hurt.

Late Friday, two tracks had reopened along the route but delays were still expected.

Shortly after 5 p.m., SEPTA announced that it had resumed service on the Wilmington/Newark Line but that riders should expect delays and cancellations into the evening. No further information was immediately available.