February 26, 2015
SEPTA service has been restored after a train with about 500 passengers was disabled when electrical wires fell on top of it Thursday morning.
Service on the Warminster line resumed at 3:37 p.m., SEPTA spokesperson Kristin Geiger said, but it has not yet been determined what caused the wire to fall.
The train lost power and stopped at about 8:12 a.m., NBC10 reports.
Passengers sat on the train while crews worked to shut off power the downed wires. Once the wires were no longer active, Geiger said, a "rescue train" was sent and stopped in front of the disabled train. Passengers boarded the rescue train at approximately 9:25 a.m.
During the suspended service in both directions between Warminster and Glenside, SEPTA ran a shuttle between stations so passengers could use the train between Glenside and Center City.
Instagram user thejmarsh uploaded a photo of police from inside the broken down train. Source/Instagram, thejmarsh
Warminster: Service is suspended until further notice. Alternate service suggestions are available online.— SEPTA (@SEPTA) February 26, 2015
Warminster: Shuttle buses are operating between Glenside and Warminster in both directions until further notice. Expect delays.— SEPTA (@SEPTA) February 26, 2015
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