Woman fatally struck by SEPTA train in Center City

A SEPTA train struck and killed a woman who apparently jumped on the underground tracks at the 8th Street Station in Center City earlier today.

Witnesses told investigators that the woman jumped from the far end of the platform at about 3:30 p.m. and landed in front of an oncoming eastbound Market-Frankford train, said SEPTA spokeswoman Jerri Williams. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:50 p.m.

SEPTA provided shuttle bus service for commuters between 15th and Spring Garden streets while the apparent suicide was being investigated, Williams said.