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January 05, 2016

Regional Rail passengers evacuated at 30th Street due to smoke from train

Passengers experience delays of up to an hour

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This image shows a SEPTA train.

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.

However, at around 6:45 p.m. trains were beginning to run on schedule.

For updates on service and delays, you can go to @SEPTA's Twitter page. Also, you can tweet at @SEPTA_SOCIAL for specific questions.