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December 12, 2017

SEPTA's Regional Rail service resumes after train hits car on tracks

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A SEPTA train struck an unoccupied car sitting on the train tracks between the Glenside and Jenkintown stations on Tuesday morning.

A SEPTA train struck an unoccupied car sitting on the tracks on Tuesday morning, disrupting commutes throughout the Regional Rail system.

About 500 passengers were riding on the train when it struck a car between the Glenside and Jenkintown stations in Montgomery County, SEPTA spokesman John Golden said. There were no reported injuries.

Police responded to the scene at 7:20 a.m.

The collision forced SEPTA to suspend service on its Warminster, Glenside Combined and Lansdale/Doylestown line for more than two hours. Service resumed shortly after 10 a.m.

The rest of the Regional Rail system is operating with residual delays of up to 30 minutes, Golden said.

Abington Police are leading the investigation. It is unclear why the unoccupied car was sitting on the tracks.

Following the collision, the train was evacuated and passengers were transferred to shuttle buses, Golden said. The car has since been removed from the tracks.

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