January 05, 2016
SEPTA's Regional Rail passengers going out of Center City experienced delays of up to an hour Monday evening when a train began smoking and needed to be evacuated.
According to SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch, the incident occurred around 5:40 p.m. when smoke was seen coming from the overhead area of a train heading toward Warminster.
The train, which Busch said was stuck at a choke point in the Center City tunnel, needed to be evacuated.
Passengers were safely escorted to 30th Street Stations. No injuries were reported.
As a result, commuters traveling out of Jefferson Station experienced delays of up to an hour, Busch said.
RRD: Trains are operating with delays through Center City of up to 60 minutes due to police and fire activity.— SEPTA (@SEPTA) January 5, 2016
However, at around 6:45 p.m. trains were beginning to run on schedule.