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June 20, 2019

PATCO resumes service between Lindenwold and Broadway for Thursday afternoon

The rail line between Camden and Philly had been impacted during the Thursday morning commute by flooded stations and other damage caused by the overnight storms

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PATCO suspended service Thursday morning, June 20, due to extensive storm damage at several stations between Lindenwold and Broadway.

PATCO suspended service Thursday morning due to flooding and storm damage at several stations between Lindenwold and Broadway. Service will resume at 12 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.

Trains will stop at every station except for Ashland, which will remain closed until further notice. The first eastbound and westbound trains will depart at 12 p.m. Trains will arrive every 28 minutes thereafter. 

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All stations between Lindenwold and Broadway were not in service on Thursday morning. One train ran eastbound and westbound at all stops between Broadway and 15th/16th & Locust St. in Philadelphia only. 

PATCO advised commuters to use another form of transportation. NJ Transit honored PATCO Freedom Cards and tickets during this time. 

PATCO said "service is suspended this morning (6/20) as a result of issues created by last night's storm. Several stations flooded & track ballast (stone that holds track in place) in some areas washed away. Repairs/inspections underway."

This is a developing story and PhillyVoice will update when more information is made available.

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