Commuters had to stay put this morning after a wire fell on the tracks near their train.
A SEPTA Regional Rail Manayunk/Norristown train was stopped around 10:30 a.m. and passengers forced to stay on board after the telephone wire went down near Ford and Washington Streets -- a few hundred feet from the Norristown Transportation Center.
Service on the line was suspended as power was cut, according to SEPTA.
About 30 passengers on the Norristown-bound train were safely evacuated onto shuttle buses, said SEPTA spokeswoman Jerri Williams.
The wire also fell on a truck. The driver of that vehicle remained trapped for some time before he was able to get out OK, according to county dispatchers.
By 12:30 p.m. service was restored on the Manayunk/Norristown Line between Center City and the Conshohocken Stations with shuttle bus service carrying passengers between Conshy and the Elm Street Station, according to SEPTA.