Downed Wire Stops Regional Rail Train - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Downed Wire Stops Regional Rail Train



    Downed Wire Stops Regional Rail Train
    Wires fell on this truck and SEPTA train April 9, 2013.

    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.


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