In what police believe to have been a suicide, a pedestrian was killed Saturday afternoon when a northbound Amtrak train struck him at Grant Avenue near the Torresdale train station, police said.
The victim, identified only as a white male, was hit at 1:46 p.m. Police said a paramedic pronounced the victim dead at the scene at 1:52 p.m.
No other information about the victim or the accident had been released as of Saturday evening.
No crew members or passengers were injured on the Keystone Service route traveling from Philadelphia to New York, Amtrak spokeswoman Christina Leeds said.
The approximately 195 passengers on that train, No. 666, were transferred to Northeast Regional train No. 88.
Two of the four tracks in that area were shut down after the accident, with train traffic being allowed through at reduced speeds on the other two, Leeds said.