Man dies after falling onto tracks at SEPTA’s City Hall Station

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A man died early Monday morning after falling onto the tracks and being electrocuted at SEPTA’s City Hall Station, transit officials said.

He appeared to accidentally fall at around 2:30 a.m. from the Broad Street Line platform and come into contract with the third rail, which remains electrified at all times, SEPTA spokesperson Andrew Busch told Metro.

BSL trains were not running at the time, and no one was on the platform with him, he added. SEPTA’s City Hall/15th Street underground complex stays open 24 hours a day to provide access to trolleys that run overnight, according to Busch.

“There are always parts of that complex that are going to be open, so we can’t completely seal off access to the City Hall platform,” he said.

The authority has not publicly released the man’s name or age, though Busch said he was an adult. SEPTA authorities suspect that he was homeless.