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February 26, 2015

SEPTA evacuates passengers from train, service restored

Overhead wires fall on train heading toward Center City

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A SEPTA train got stuck between the Warminster and Glenside stations Thursday morning while carrying around 500 people.

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 Once the wires were no longer active, Geiger said, a "rescue train" was sent and stopped in front of the disabled train.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.

Train stopped

Instagram user thejmarsh uploaded a photo of police from inside the broken down train. Source/Instagram, thejmarsh

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