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February 21, 2017

Police: Two SEPTA trains crash in Upper Darby, injuries reported

Two SEPTA trains crashed at the 69th Street Transportation Center on Tuesday morning, according to authorities.

Upper Darby police said on Twitter that the incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. when one train hit the other from behind. Police added that they had not received any reports of life-threatening injuries. 6ABC reported that at least four people, including one SEPTA employee and two civilians, were injured. 

Market Street in Upper Darby was closed for emergency personnel but has since reopened. Victory Avenue also was shut down near the incident, police said.

The two trains were out of service at the time of the crash, according to 6ABC.

One photo tweeted at police in response to the incident appears to show a Market-Frankford Line train sitting off the rails.

SEPTA said on Twitter that shuttle bus service was being used between 69th and 63rd streets, and that delays should be expected.

A SEPTA spokesperson was not immediately available for comment. 

Earlier this month, SEPTA said it found cracks on the undercarriages of 58 cars used on the El, forcing the transportation agency to pull many of its cars from service while they underwent inspection.