A 60-year-old man was struck and killed by a New York City-bound Amtrak train in Northeast Philadelphia today, disrupting service during the rush hour for trains on the Northeast Corridor.
Amtrak spokeswoman Danelle Hunter said Train 110 en route from Washington to New York with 120 passengers on board hit the man about 6:30 a.m. near the Holmesburg Station.
The man, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.
No word yet on whether the death was a suicide or accidental.
The incident disrupted service on Amtrak and SEPTA trains between Philadelphia and Trenton.
Service on SEPTA was halted for over an hour before gradually returning to normal.