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July 13, 2017

PATCO plans to be back on track for evening commute

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PATCO train Thom Carroll/for PhillyVoice

A PATCO train crosses the Benjamin Franklin Bridge from New Jersey headed to Pennsylvania.

PATCO services should return to normal for Thursday evening's commute, according to a spokesman for the transit agency.

The derailment of a contractor's rail car meant delays in both directions during the morning commute, with cars running every 15 to 20 minutes.

Regular service began to return at around 2 p.m. and a complete transition was planned by 2:45 p.m., said spokesman Mike Williams.

There were no injuries or casualties in the derailment, which occurred near Lindenwold, New Jersey.

A crane had to come in to remove the derailed equipment and one of two lines had to shut down while the work was done.

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