Freight Train Wheels Come Off Track in Tunnel Under Philly's Benjamin Franklin Parkway - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Freight Train Wheels Come Off Track in Tunnel Under Philly's Benjamin Franklin Parkway

A Norfolk Southern train car derailed in a tunnel that runs under the Eakins Oval area.

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    Freight Train Derails

    Wheels on a freight train rail car came off the tracks in an underground tunnel near Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway Friday morning.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 3, 2018)

    What to Know

    • A freight train car derailed in an underground tunnel near Philadelphia's Eakins Oval Friday morning.

    • No injuries were reported and no leaking took place, firefighters said.

    • The derailment blocked the tunnel but didn't effect traffic on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway above.

    One car of a freight train derailed in an underground tunnel near Philadelphia's Eakins Oval Friday morning.

    Wheels on one car of a Norfolk Southern train came off the track in the CSX rail tunnel that goes under the Benjamin Franklin Parkway near Paine’s Park skate park before 8:30 a.m., the Philadelphia Fire Department said.

    The rail car remained upright, Norfolk Southern said in a statement to NBC10.

    No injuries were reported and there was no hazmat situation as no hazardous materials leaked, firefighters said.

    No word yet on what caused the derailment.

    Traffic along the nearby parkway continued to move as crews examined the scene. Philadelphia firefighters could be seen examining from above rail cars that stuck out of the tunnel.

    Firefighters gave the all clear around 9 a.m. but the train remained stuck in the tunnel.

    "Safety is our highest priority as we work with CSX to restore train service through this area," Norfolk Southern said.

    Correction: This story has been updated to reflect that it was a Norfolk Southern freight train using CSX tracks.